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Rovio grows with new London studio

The Finnish company behind Angry Birds is going to focus on making new multiplayer online games—and IPs—at its London location.
January 16, 2017

Finland-based Rovio Entertainment is opening a new studio in London, focused on creating multiplayer online games and new IP beyond its flagship Angry Birds brand.

The company will be building a new localized team to fill the 20-person office. Rovio’s fifth studio, joins it current three locations in Espoo, Finland and one in Stockholm, Sweden. The company also has a global network of external partner developers.

The creation of the new office follows a rebound year for Rovio that included the launch of a new Angry Birds gameAngry Birds Blast (pictured)expanding its ToonsTV VOD service to Israel-based content discovery platform KIDOZ, and, of course, the Angry Birds Movie, which is now getting a sequel. In 2015, the developer had to cut 260 jobs when its rapid internal growth did not measure up to consumer demand for its Angry Birds franchise.

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