informa
/
News

Rovio's games division just had its best year ever

"I'm happy to say that Rovio did extremely well. During 2016, we found the magic thing in Rovio again."

Rovio is back in the black and doing well, with the Angry Birds creator seeing revenues grow by 34 percent to $203 million in 2016. 

Speaking at a GDC press event, attended by VentureBeat, Rovio CEO Kati Levoranta revealed The Angry Birds Movie was somewhat responsible for the company's changing fortunes. 

Games, naturally, also played their part, with the Finnish company's video game division pulling in revenues of $167.5 million -- a year-over-year increase of 40 percent. 

According to Levoranta, this was actually the division's best ever year, and most of that growth came from existing title like Angry Birds Friends and Angry Birds 2

"I'm happy to say that Rovio did extremely well," offered the CEO. "During 2016, we found the magic thing in Rovio again."

Although its stalwart franchises are continuing to deliver the goods, Rovio is looking to expand its game line-up.

The company recently opened a new London studio to create massively multiplayer online games based on new properties, and to extend its reach "beyond the Angry Birds universe."

Latest Jobs

Sucker Punch Productions

Bellevue, Washington
08.27.21
Combat Designer

Xbox Graphics

Redmond, Washington
08.27.21
Senior Software Engineer: GPU Compilers

Insomniac Games

Burbank, California
08.27.21
Systems Designer

Deep Silver Volition

Champaign, Illinois
08.27.21
Senior Environment Artist
More Jobs   

CONNECT WITH US

Register for a
Subscribe to
Follow us

Game Developer Account

Game Developer Newsletter

@gamedevdotcom

Register for a

Game Developer Account

Gain full access to resources (events, white paper, webinars, reports, etc)
Single sign-on to all Informa products

Register
Subscribe to

Game Developer Newsletter

Get daily Game Developer top stories every morning straight into your inbox

Subscribe
Follow us

@gamedevdotcom

Follow us @gamedevdotcom to stay up-to-date with the latest news & insider information about events & more