Rovio, the company behind Angry Birds, has laid off 213 staff. Before this they had around 700 employees, according to the company’s website. Rough times for the studio that created a cultural phenomenon.
Angry Birds was incredibly hot, like, three years ago. T-shirts, toys and probably too many games... you couldn’t escape the upset avians of publisher Rovio’s hit series. And now that the public obsession has cooled to lukewarm, we get our first look at the Angry Birds movie.
It took me a couple of hours to burn through 80 levels in the first Angry Birds. In Angry Birds 2, getting to level 80 took a week and a half. This is good. It is also very, very bad.
You might have seen some Angry Birds arcade machines before, but they’ve just been big-screen ports of the mobile game. There’s an official Angry Birds arcade game coming, and it looks a lot more fun than the Angry Birds you’ve played and are now ignoring steadfastly.
Never mind that there are already fifteen Angry Birds games, Finnish developer Rovio just announced a sequel to Angry Birds. It’s called Angry Birds 2.
Angry Birds LEGO sets are coming. Rovio and The LEGO Group announced today that a series of construction sets based on The Angry Birds Movie will be arriving just in time for the film’s May 2016 release. The dozen or so people still excited by Angry Birds in 2016 are going to be thrilled.
When Rovio and Hasbro announced Angry Birds Transformers, I imagined sling-shotting helmet-wearing birds at stationary targets, just like Angry Birds Star Wars. The game I'm streaming this morning is not that. It's more of an action game.
Feature mostly female feathered heroes and released alongside a line of pink-centric toys, one wouldn't be blamed for assuming Angry Birds Stella is a game for "girls." It's a game for any fan of the series who wants to see how far it's come — and the unfortunate direction its going in.
The new Angry Birds trailer is meant to look like it was ripped from a VHS tape. Also, it's loaded with lasers and features a new song by the man who made music for the 80's Transformers movie:
There was a moment in recent history when Angry Birds, a smartphone game people play on the toilet, was poised to sweep all of pop culture. There would be Angry Bird theme parks, museums, stuffed animals, and tampons. Now, that dream is dead.
Years before there was an Angry Birds video game, pet accessory maker Hartz partnered with Seattle artist Juli Adams to release a line of Angry Birds cat toys. A lawsuit filed by Adams this week alleges Hartz unlawfully took her trademarked designs and turned them into a licensing partnership with game developer…
Autobirds wage their battles to destroy the evil forces of the Deceptihogs. It's not bad comedy — Rovio and Hasbro have combined forces to form Angry Birds Transformers.
Inch by inch, feather by feather, Rovio is turning Angry Birds into the bloody sword-fighting game it was always meant to be.
Back in the '80s, hardcore gamers loved the sort of simplistic fare that mobile gamers thrive on today. So why can't the hardcore embrace popular mobile games? I'm guessing it's the lack of almost completely unrelated painted cover art.
Angry Birds Star Wars II invaded by clones. The iOS version of Rovio's second Star Wars themed bird-flinger just updated with 40 free new levels, taking us even deeper into the second trilogy than we wanted to go. Other platforms shall update soon. Over at the Angry Birds blog they've posted some awesome macro Telepod…
Too bad it's just a mashup by one talented YouTuber, Adrian Jensen, because his fan-made trailer is just full of cool ideas.
Last week's oddest announcement, Angry Birds Epic has now soft launched in Australia and Canada, giving players pretending to be in those countries a chance to find out just what the hell is going on. Let's take a look.
Angry Birds developer Rovio said they were teasing an epic new game, and they weren't kidding. Soft launching in Australia and Canada this week, Angry Birds Epic is an adventure role-playing game with turn-based combat and an extensive crafting system. I did not see this coming.
A new Dark Souls? The next chapter in The Elder Scrolls? No, it's just Angry Birds. Rovio is teasing another new Angry Birds title, soon to be soft-launched in Canada and Australia. Definitely getting an epic fantasy vibe, but which epic fantasy?
I'm not sure if this is coincidence or performance art.