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The publisher of World of Tanks further pushing into mobile gaming with the acquisition of the one of the studios that spun out of Angry Birds developer Rovio. Wargaming announced today that it is scooping up mobile game studio Boomlagoon. The two companies did not announce the terms of the agreement. The Helsinki-based Boomlagoon started […]
Hatch, a new company spun off from Angry Birds developer Rovio, plans to launch an Android-based game streaming service in 2017.
Back in 2011, Onlive, a cloud-based service, tried to do something pretty crazy; let you play games without actually downloading them. Alas, the service was not long-lived and the service got its obituary around 2015. Now Rovio, the developer behind the little-known Angry Birds franchise, has decided to once more try and reach for the
Angry Birds creator Rovio wants to create the Netflix of mobile video game streaming with its new spin-off venture, Hatch....
Finland’s Rovio announced today that it has created a new company called Hatch Entertainment that is developing a Spotify-like service for mobile video games. Hatch Entertainment has been officially spun off to continue developing the subscription-based service. Officials from Hatch said the company is going to begin an invite-only soft launch for select Android users […]
As witnessed in the recent US presidential election, blind spots can sink leaders in big and unexpected ways. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Rovio CEO Kati Levanta reveal how intentionally asking questions and "listening to learn" accelerate growth and mitigate blind spots.
Rovio's Stockholm general manager, Patrick Liu, has left the Angry Birds creator after four years to take up the mantle of senior product owner at Spotify. ...
LOS ANGELES — The Seriously folks want you to play “Best Fiends” forever. The Venice, California startup, founded by a couple of executives from Rovio (the Finnish studio behind “Angry Birds”), has launched the second mobile game inShow More Summary
Peter Vesterbacka, the former brand ambassador and "Mighty Eagle" of "Angry Birds" developer Rovio, has joined a small gaming startup run by a team of ex-Rovio employees. Vesterbacka is joining Lightneer, the game development company...Show More Summary
Rovio gives Angry Birds 2 a hefty update for the changing season. Included are a bunch of levels, new piggy baddies, and a harder daily challenge mode.
Finnish company Rovio Entertainment is facing a challenge that has bedeviled much of the mobile-game industry: how to repeat smash hits.
If the news that Rovio is planning on a sequel for its The Angry Birds Movie is surprising to you, maybe you - like me and many others - thought the movie did at best decently enough but nothing spectacular. Well, apparently it did great. According to Rovio's profit report, the movie opened in the
Rovio CEO Kati Levoranta confirms that the company has started planning a sequel to their summer hit The Angry Birds Movie.
Rovio Entertainment has grown profitably in the first half of 2016, even before the profits from the blockbuster Angry Birds Movie have hit the books. Rovio’s animation business saw the globally successful theatrical release of The Angry Birds Movie, which opened in the No. Show More Summary
Video game movies are still a dicey proposition, as we saw when Warcraft tanked in the U.S. earlier this year. But one that did quite well for itself was The Angry Birds Movie. Sure, its reviews were mixed, but its box office performance was solid. Show More Summary
The Angry Birds Movie zipped in and out of theaters earlier this year, taking in $350 million worldwide. The movie’s budget, including marketing and distribution, topped $200 million, though, making it the most expensive Finnish movie ever made (and not exactly a bargain for Hollywood, either). Show More Summary
In a bit of a surprise move, Rovio reported earnings for the first half of 2016. The reason is clear: the numbers look good, with revenue for both Rovio as a whole and its games biz up year-over-year....
Rovio Entertainment, the Finnish maker of the “Angry Birds” mobile game said it plans a sequel to its successful animation movie based on the irascible fowls.
After several tough years, the Finnish company behind the “Angry Birds” gaming franchise is finally getting some good news that it’s eager to brag about. The company took the unusual step today of announcing revenue figures for the first half of 2016. And in the process, Rovio officially confirmed that it’s laying the groundwork for […]