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  • Blog Post: Angry Birds Developer Rovio Lays Off Fewer Than Expected

    In October, Angry Birds devloper Rovio announced layoffs amounting to 15 percent of the company’s workforce . The impact is less than that, with 110 (rather than 130) employees affected. In addition to the layoffs, the company is also closing one of its studios. Its Finland operations will be consolidated... More
  • Blog Post: This Week In Mobile – Slash, Smash, Crash

    This week’s mobile highlights offer a good spread of genres and styles of play. From side-scrolling shooting to strategic trading card gameplay, there’s something for players of all speeds. Hail to the King: Deathbat Developer: Subscience Studios Platform: iOS , Android Price: $4.99 Hail... More
  • Blog Post: Rovio Announces Work Force Cuts Of Over 15 Percent

    Angry Birds developer Rovio has announced changes to its business that will see the loss of up to 130 jobs. The news comes after a fiscal year that saw net profit drop by over 50 percent from €55.5 million ($70 million) to €26.9 million ($33.9 million). This year will also see a transition... More
  • Blog Post: Danny McBride, Bill Hader, Peter Dinklage, And More Confirmed For Angry Birds Movie

    Rovio revealed today a cast list for its upcoming Angry Birds movie and it includes Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, and Maya Rudolph among others. The full list includes an impressive collection of very funny people. Jason Sudeikis stars as Red (a bird with anger management issues), Josh Gad plays the fast... More
  • Blog Post: Artist Claims Pet Toy Company Robbed Her Of Angry Birds Profits

    A Seattle artist is suing the Hartz Mountain Company, through which she used to sell her Angry Birds cat toys. The line of products pre-dates Rovio’s hit mobile game series and Juli Adams claims that Hartz had no right to sell the trademark and, by extension, deprive her of revenues. According... More
  • Blog Post: Rovio Prepares To Roll Out Angry Birds Transformers

    Rovio and Hasbro are teaming up for a new Angry Birds mashup. After the success of the Star Wars titles, Rovio has hooked a new license. Soon, Angry Birds will be more than meets the eye. Angry Birds Transformers is coming soon to mobile devices, and the title will make use of the Telepod function found... More
  • Blog Post: New Angry Birds Game Is An RPG

    The new Angry Birds game that is getting an “ epic soft launch " has become a bit more defined today. Titled Angry Birds Epic, Rovio's next entry in the series will be a turn-based, adventure RPG. Crafting will play a large role in Angry Birds Epic, and will possibly be used to as a hook... More
  • Blog Post: Rovio’s Angry Birds Stella Branches Series Off In New Direction

    Rovio’s Angry Birds have grown beyond the humble (and lucrative) mobile beginnings. Following yesterday's tease , the studio revealed a new direction for the property that will have an inspirational message. Angry Birds Stella is a departure from the birds-vs-pigs core of the existing games... More
  • Blog Post: Rovio Preparing New Angry Birds Announcement For Tomorrow

    Rovio is planning to reveal details about something new for Angry Birds tomorrow. Rovio Teased out a few images today showing slightly colored silhouettes of what appears to be Angry Birds birds on twitter using the hash-tag #NewAngryBirds. Alongside the images it said, "Big adventure with new birds... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Angry Birds Among Apps Vulnerable To Government Data Collection

    A new report indicates that the National Security Agency has created means to collect personal data by using smartphone applications. Angry Birds is allegedly one of the programs that has been specifically targeted. The New York Times reports that government agencies can learn much from the data, including... More
  • Blog Post: Angry Birds Star Wars Hitting Consoles This Fall

    Continuing its galactic dominance, developer Rovio and Activision have announced that Angry Birds Star Wars is coming to a multitude of new platforms this fall. Angry Birds Star Wars hits the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, Wii, Vita, and the 3DS on October 29. The upcoming version includes 20 new levels... More
  • Blog Post: Angry Birds Star Wars II Announced, Has Toy Component

    Rovio has officially announced Angry Birds Star Wars II, after teasing it a few days ago. The sequel, which is based on Star Wars episodes I-III, includes new birds, new levels, and the ability to align yourself with the Empire or the Rebellion. The game also features a new Telepods component, which... More
  • Blog Post: Rovio Teases Angry Birds Star Wars Prequels

    A recent tweet from the official Angry Birds Twitter account seems to indicate that we can expect more Star Wars-themed Angry Birds, and we'll learn more very soon. The image that was shared shows an Angry Birds parody of one of Star Wars: Episode 1's movie posters , along with the date July... More
  • Blog Post: Rovio Releasing Game Based On The Croods Animated Film

    Rovio, creator of the famed mobile app Angry Birds, is teaming up with Dreamworks to develop a video game based on the upcoming animated film, The Croods. The game is going to be similar to the gameplay of Zynga’s Farmville where you must set traps to catch prehistoric animals -- basically a simulation... More
  • Blog Post: Angry Birds Trilogy Flapping Over To Wii And Wii U

    The console release of Angry Birds has been a success, according to reps from Activision and the series' creator, Rovio. The game's publisher says Angry Birds Trilogy has sold more than one million units worldwide, and that the game will be coming to the Wii and Wii U sometime in 2013. "It... More
  • Blog Post: The Angry Birds Movie Is Officially A Thing

    Rovio has announced that an Angry Birds movie is officially on the way. It's being produced by John Cohen, the producer behind Despicable Me , with former Marvel Studios chairman David Maisel signed on as executive producer. The film should be in theatres the summer of 2016, which should be the perfect... More
  • Blog Post: Angry Birds Star Wars Hoth Update Released

    Angry Birds Star Wars just got a whole lot colder. A new Hoth update was released today that adds 20 new levels and a the pink bird as Princess Leia. The update is free. Check out the gameplay video below. More
  • Blog Post: Angry Birds Star Wars Is Available Now

    Angry Birds Star Wars, the game that finally mashes together the Angry Birds and Star Wars universes, is available now for all kinds of devices. You can grab it for iOS devices , Android devices , Windows devices , Mac , and PC . If you want to throw Star Wars themed birds at Star Wars themed pigs today... More
  • Blog Post: Angry Birds Star Wars Announced

    Rovio today announced Angry Birds Star Wars for release on November 8. The developer says there's also a massive retail launch for the game, including merchandise ranging from Halloween costumes and apparel to action figures. “This is the best Angry Birds game we’ve ever done. It’s... More
  • Blog Post: Star Wars Angry Birds Teased

    Rovio teased its next Angry Birds game today and it appears we're going to a galaxy far, far away. The developer is hosting an event at Times Square, New York on October 8 at 10 AM Eastern where we'll likely get the full reveal. [Source: Rovio Tumblr via Joystiq ] More
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