Rovio has slowed down growth with revenues rising from USD 210 million (2012) to USD 216 million (2013). Net profits fell dramatically to USD 37 million, as the company´s headcount has increased to a total of 800 by the end of 2013. — In 2012, it was 500 employees.
The popular game, launching September 19, will be exploring new ways of merchandising: Hasbro will have 30 different “telepods”, which are the physical fruitions of different characters. Users will then be able to scan those into the game using their phone´s or tablet´s camera. Additional merchandise will include toys, apparel, books and plush toys.
Angry Birds Star Wars I has hit over 100 million downloads so far.
Rovio has reported its FY 2012-figures: Revenues up by 101% to EUR 152,2 million, with net profit now at EUR 55,5 million. The company has now reached a total of 1,7 billion game downloads and 263 million active users.
Interesting: 45% of Rovio´s revenues now come from merchandising.
“The characters are not interesting, sound design is boring, everything is average,”. Those were the first reactions on the game. And Rovio did a step by step approach country by country.
Nowadays, Rovio is nearly more into IP, merchandising and franchise than into game development.
The official gameplay trailer is here – and not too surprisingly, it´s a physics game…
With more than a billion downloads, Angry Birds has got quite a unique position within the gaming-space. And if you ever wanted to be on the pig-side of the game, you will get your chance – starting with September 27.
Rovio has been launching “Amazing Alex” today – a game obviously based on the original trajectory physics of legendary “Angry Birds”. If you wanna test, looking forward to your comments.
This is THE day for pig-haters and bird-lovers. Rovio has pushed the button on the launch of its new adventure in space. Apps are on sale now in different marketplaces.
A good viral one: Rovio´s next announcement-step on Angry Birds Space. If you are curious how Rovio plans dealing with physics in its forthcoming extension of Angry Birds, look at this:
Rovio is announcing its biggest project ever: Angry Birds space. You can find the teaser-video below (even if there isn´t much information in it yet….):