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• Rovio Entertainment Ltd. is a Finnish computer gamedeveloper founded in 2003 as Relude, and in 2005 renamedas Rovio, based in Espoo. Nokia is also headquartered inKeilaniemi, Espoo, along with other high-tech companiessuch as KONE,Tekla and Fortum.• In January 2005, Relude received its first round ofinvestment from a business angel, and the company changedits name to Rovio Mobile.• The first game developed by the trio, King of the CabbageWorld, was sold to Sumea (now Digital Chocolate), andrenamed to Mole War, which became the first commercialreal-time multiplayer mobile game in the world. Founders 1. Niklas Hed 2. Jarno Väkeväinen 3. Kim Dikert Niklas Hed
MIKAEL HED NIKLAS HEDChief Executive Officer Chief Operating Officer . PETER VESTERBACKA Mighty Eagle, Chief Marketing Officer
• Rovio Mobile has raised $42 million in its first round of funding withAtomico Ventures, run by Skype founders Niklas Zennstrom and JanusFriis and venture capital groups Accel Partners and Felicis Ventures itsprimary backers.• Rovio acquired leading Finnish animation studio Kombo in June 2011 tofocus their production efforts entirely on Rovio properties.
Angry Birds is a puzzle video game developed by Rovio Mobile. Chief Designer - Jaakko IisaloJonas Koivula is the first finnishchampion of angry birds.
• Angry Birds was made by a team of four people and took eight months tofinish because it was such a low priority for the company.• Angry Birds fans include public figures as diverse as David Cameron, PaulGascoigne, Kylie Minogue, Conan O’Brien and Jon Hamm, Mad Men’sDon Draper.• Author Salman Rushdie calls himself ‘something of a master’ at Angry Birds.• Peter Vesterbacka, Rovios official spokesman, has the job title MightyEagle’.• Speaking of unusual titles, one of Rovios game testers was nicknamed theRovio Killer because he was so bad at their games.• Wheres My Water, the new mobile game from Walt Disney,stars Swampy, an alligator who lives in an underground sewer.Following its Sept.22 release, Wheres My Water quickly jumpedto the top of the Apple App Stores paid applications chart,displacing the record setting Angry Birds game from the No.1spot for three weeks.
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