Angry Birds

This time, ‘Angry Birds’ are Going in a new direction

They've spent years taking down the greedy green pigs, but after five incarnations of the original game, Rovio is teasing a different gameplay in the new 'Angry Birds Go!' Is it enough to continue the franchise's momentum?


Rovio’s ‘Angry Birds’ feature film slingshots to theaters in July 2016

Sony wins worldwide distribution rights to an upcoming animated feature-length film based on the popular 'Angry Birds' series of mobile games. Producers from 'Iron Man' and 'Despicable Me' are on board to help Rovio Entertainment bring its vision to Hollywood.


Angry Birds creator Rovio to start publishing third-party games

Proving once again that Rovio is determined to move far beyond the success of Angry Birds, the game development company has announced it will being publishing, distributing, and marketing third- party apps under the new Rovio Stars program.


Rovio promises to sync ‘Angry Birds’ progress across platforms

The major drawback of gaming on mobile devices is that your saved progress is lost when you switch from tablet to smartphone. After a few years of industry domination, it seems Rovio has finally noticed the problem and reached a solution: Rovio Accounts.


Facebook-connected ‘Angry Birds Friends’ now available on Android and iOS

The Facebook-connected 'Angry Birds Friends' is now available on the App Store. Play against your friends on Facebook with daily and weekly updates. As usual, you can get a free, ad-supported version of the game, or a premium, ad-free version.


Angry Birds maker Rovio can thank merchandise for record profits

Rovio found fame off the back of its phenomenally popular Angry Birds game, which has received over 1.7 billion downloads to date. This week it published its financial figures for 2012, revealing that almost half of its revenue came from merchandise sales.


One giant leap for birdkind? Angry Birds attraction opens at Kennedy Space Center

Once upon a time, Angry Birds was just an idea in someone's head; an idea that involved irate birds, pigs not of their usual color, and slingshots. Now, less than three years after it launched as a mobile app, it's an attraction at the Kennedy Space Center.


Rovio decides to stream Angry Birds toon through games themselves

Never mind traditional web streaming, Rovio has figured out something better to sell its upcoming Angry Birds Toons animated series: Stream the episodes through the actual games themselves.


Digital Blend: Angry Birds are set free on iOS and Planescape crushes it on Kickstarter

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Angry Birds goes free for iDevices, now App of the Week in iTunes store and once again top of the charts

Players of Angry Birds Lite rejoice! The bird-flinging game has been catapulted back to the top of the iOS app chart after developer Rovio this week made the full version available for free.


Roku 3 launches with a faster processor, slick new interface, and even headphones, but no YouTube

The Roku 3 blazes out of the gate with a faster processor, redesigned interface, headphones, and greater channel selection, but will the absence of an official YouTube channel put the brakes on?

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Digital Blend: Commander Keen and Gearbox Software interviews, Team Meat returns

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Angry Birds, the animated series, is coming soon to a screen near you

They've conquered mobile gaming, toys, and even managed to take on Star Wars and survive. No surprise, then, that Rovio's Angry Birds is about to launch its own animated series online starting March 16. Pretty soon, the birds will just announce total world…


Jetsetter: Developer says PlayStation 4 is delayed in Europe to 2014

This week in Digital Trends' Jetsetter, we take a look at Angry Birds studio Rovio's transformation into a publisher and one of Japan's best-known indie developers going corporate. The big story: The PlayStation 4's international release.


Angry Birds is still big business but Rovio thinks its time for new IP

Finland's Rovio isn't a one trick pony. Angry Birds was successful, but so were Angry Birds: Star Wars and Bad Piggies! Spin-off success is one thing, but Rovio does see its future in developing new intellectual properties.