With a successful franchise in their back pocket, Angry Birds developers Rovio don’t need to reinvent the wheel with their next game. They can look for innovation in other indie developers.
Rovio’s Angry Birds Toons may very well be the first-ever mobile video show that reaches an audience of millions – but that doesn’t mean that startups are having it any easier.
Five finalists have been chosen in 20 different categories for the 2012 Crunchies awards, and we’re proud to release the worthy nominees today. Voting for the winners starts today, and the winners will be announced January 31st.
Rovio, the team behind Angry Birds, is launching Bad Piggies, a game told from the pig’s perspective. The game is still physics based but it doesn’t have the same visceral fun of throwing birds and bringing down structures.
Angry Birds maker Rovio generated $106.3 million in revenue last year based on the success of three games and a booming merchandising business. The tenfold improvement over the previous is a strong showing for the company as it looks ahead to an IPO next.
UPDATED: Angry Birds Space is another huge hit for Rovio who said Thursday is won’t be building a version for Windows Phone, according to Peter Vesterbacka, the chief marketing officer of Rovio. Rovio, however, reversed course Friday and said they would develop a WP7 app.
Neil Young put a lot of the media industry’s hysteria about file-sharing into perspective when he said in a recent interview that “piracy is the new radio — that’s how music gets around.” In fact, a certain amount of “piracy” can be good for business.
Samsung, on a high after releasing some strong mobile numbers last week, today became the latest consumer electronics brand to hang its name…
Angry Birds has soared into some rarified air with the news that it’s eclipsed 500 million downloads after launching less than two years ago. Mikael Hed, aka Mighty Eagle made the announcement on stage at the Slush Conference in Helsinki.
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but this may be stretching the expression a bit too far. Cut the Birds, a game release…