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.
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.
Earlier this month LEGO and Rovio announced LEGO Angry Birds, a series of playsets coming in 2016 to coincide with the big budget CGI movie. Now we’ve got our first look at Jason Sudeikis’ Red in LEGO form.
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.
Oh wait, it says here the game’s name is Angry Birds Stella POP!. Oh well, too late to change the video. We’re just going to have to roll with it. It’s only five minutes, no one will notice.
And by "you" I mean old-school Transformers fans, for while the game is a bit of a free-to-play time-sink, it's got the touch and power of a project put together by 1980s-era fans.
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.
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…
Roaring into stores at the beginning of October with all the articulation of a Happy Meal toy, Hasbro's Angry Birds Transformers Telepods toys change from vehicles with heads to robots with heads. They're Headmasters!
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.
The incredibly addictive Flappy Bird captivated mobile gamers with its cruel challenge and simple single tap controls. Rovio's Retry, now being tested in select markets, takes that same punishing hook to the next level.
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?
Following up on yesterday's tease, Rovio has revealed Stella, a new corner of the Angry Birds universe featuring "strong, passionate characters" ready to inspire and empower. Looks a bit Disney Princess, doesn't it?
"Big adventure with new birds coming soon!" says Angry Birds maker Rovio, attaching this puzzling picture to its tweet. Can you figure out what sort of birds these mysterious silhouettes represent? Is it Angry Birds: Tim Burton?