Rovio Mobile's head of business development, Peter Vesterbacka, made some intriguing comments today about Rovio's ambitions for the future of the company. Rather than offering up the standard, humble public relations comment of "right now, we're just focused on making great games," Vesterbacka instead gave us a quick glimpse into their long-term vision of the company. Rovio definitely isn't resting on their laurels. From recent comments it seems they're intent on growing their business into a major player in multimedia.
Just before the weekend, Doodle Jump developer Lima Sky announced a partnership with a major film studio to cross-promote a new upcoming children's flick. Perhaps feeling left out of the party, today Angry Birds developer Rovio Mobile has made a very similar announcement. The company will release 'Angry Birds Rio' to coincide with the release of the latest talking-animals CG movie, Rio.
For some Monty Python fans this is a dream 35 years in the making. It may not seem like the most likely subject for a video game, but developer Zed Worldwide has reimagined the livestock catapult from the classic comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail as an Angry Birds-esque physics puzzle game.
Last Halloween, Rovio Mobile released Angry Birds Halloween to coincide with the holiday. That eventually gave birth to Angry Birds Seasons for the December holidays. Now, we have word that the next edition will be Angry Birds Valentine's Day.
Apple’s new Mac App Store is barely a day old, and already there are concerns that its walled garden isn’t as secure as developers might hope. At least one popular app already has a cracked version available, with one hacker claiming to have already defeated Apple’s Mac App Store security.
In the last few weeks, many pundits have predicted that 2011 will be the year that Google’s Android explodes in popularity -- but at least one major iPhone game developer is planning to keep most of its eggs in Apple’s basket, so to speak.
Before we begin, a brief history: Pigs were invented in 1855, at the imaginative hand of fantasy writer R. S. Wilberton, and they have captivated our minds and hearts ever since. In this issue of Game Time, we check out the best iPhone and iPad games featuring these adorable, mythical creatures.
That’s right folks, it’s time for another Game Time. But first, jump the cut to see how you can win a copy of the Sims 3: Late Night Expansion pack!
What do you call it when a company releases nearly identical levels of a game with a holiday theme? If you answered, “Obviously a free update, LOL, that’s what Doodle Jump does!” than you’d be sadly mistaken. Unless, of course, you’re actually talking about Doodle Jump.
Despite today's focus on the maelstrom of fresh Apple releases and updates, it's business as usual for the rest of the world. Case in point: While we were all busy ogling Cupertino's newest hotness, word broke that gaming giant Electronic Arts has acquired Angry Birds maker Chillingo for a cool $20 million.