Angry Birds Maker Rovio Acquires Futuremark's Game Studio

Rovio said that the purchase will support its strategy of rapidly expanding in "entertainment, publishing, animation and retail." Futuremark CEO Jukka Mäkinen said that his company will now focus on its 3D Mark benchmark, which will be released in a new version later this year and enable a "unified gaming performance comparison across operating systems and form factors for the first time."

Rovio, founded in 2003 as Relude and renamed to Rovio Mobile in 2005, claims that its Angry Birds games have been downloaded more than 500 million times. Besides Angry Birds, Rovio has developed more than 30 other titles, primarily for J2ME and, since 2008, for N-gage, iOS, Android, WebOS, Symbian, Windows, Mac OS X, Chrome, Windows Phone 7, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and the PlayStation Vita since 2008.

Futuremark Games Studio is the second major acquisition of the developer. Last summer, Rovio bought Kombo Animation.

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  • darkavenger123
    Coming Soon...Angry Bird 3D on PC....

    Min Requirement:
    8GB RAM
    Radeon 7970 or whatever top of the line GPU.
    24" LED TouchScreen Monitor

    3D Angrybird with 10million poly per bid.
    Real feathers
    Fluffing feathers
    Texturized bird shit with HDR lightning
    PhysX and Havok support
    Multiplayer options
    DLC content

    Kinect Support

    So there you have it....
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  • johnsmithhatesVLC
    "How much fps do you get in Angry Birds?"
  • nforce4max
    The end of an era I suppose.
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