Blog feedhttp://www.rovio.com/enThu, 30 Oct 2014 14:09:59 +0200See the first episode of the Angry Birds Stella animation series a week ahead of time!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/568/see-the-first-episode-of-the-angry-birds-stella-animation-series-a-week-ahead-of-timeAttention, fans of Angry Birds Stella! If you check the ToonsTV channel inside the game, there’s a surprise waiting for you! As we promised, the story of Stella and her friends will be told through games, comics, animations and other fun ways. Now it’s the time for exclusive premiere of the animated series, first available only in the ToonsTV channel inside the Angry Birds Stella game! Start the game, click the ToonsTV button and dive into the adventures of Stella and her friends in Golden Island!

Angry Birds Stella animated series will premiere to the whole wide world in November 1st on ToonsTV channel  and on TV with selected broadcast partners later this year.

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568Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0300
Halloween draws near - get ready for the Curse of the Mummy Pig!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/564/halloween-draws-near-get-ready-for-the-curse-of-the-mummy-pigWoooOooooOOO! Halloween is the season for ghosts and goblins and creepy-crawlies, not to forget mummies who have taken over Angry Birds Friends this year! We have kicked off a new three week long tournament where the pigs come back as mummies, thanks to the Curse of the Mummy Pig. Read the story behind the dastardly curse in a three part story in the Angry Birds blog, and check out the trailer below!

This Halloween pirates are welcome too! Plunder Pirates will get into Halloween mood in an upcoming update, as will Angry Birds Toons in a special holiday episode. There will also be a comic giveaway and a fan art competition where you can win some awesome signed jumbo posters, so keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter, and of course the Angry Birds blog!

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564Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0300
Angry Birds Transformers rolls out globally today!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/561/angry-birds-transformers-rolls-out-globally-todayAutobirds, roll out! Angry Birds Transformers is launched today in Apple App Stores around the world, with the Android version on Google Play to follow on October 30th. When the Eggspark crashes to Piggy Island, it changes the birds and the pigs - and also the eggs! Get in on the action and help Autobirds and Deceptihogs save Piggy Island from EggBots wreaking havoc all over the place! The totally new gameplay in Angry Birds Transformers gives you feet and wheels - assemble into play!

 Download the game here!


Also, Angry Birds Transformers TELEPODS figures teleport your favorite characters straight into the game - and yes, they do change form!  Check them out!

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561Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0300
Angry Birds Stella joined the Finlandia Trophy Espoo international figure skating competitionhttp://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/558/angry-birds-stella-joined-the-finlandia-trophy-espoo-international-figure-skating-competitionOur feisty little heroine cheered the figure skaters from the benches, supported them in the Kiss & Cry corner and embraced the competitive spirit of the sport! Just like Stella and her friends in their adventures, the skaters, which included Rika Hongo and ElizavetaTuktamysheva, owned their superpowers to deliver amazing performances.

World and European medalists launched their season at Finlandia Trophy, and Stella, who is quite athletic and fearless herself, was excited to be the mascot of the event. Just like sports, her world is full of daring adventures, exciting challenges and big achievements!

The event is organized by the Finnish Figure Skating Association and the City of Espoo and was held on October 10-12 in Espoo, Finland.


#OwnYourSuperpower with Stella!

For more information on Angry Birds Stella head to 
stella.angrybirds.com

PR and Media Contact
e: media@rovio.com | p: +358 400 214526

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558Tue, 14 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0300
Rovio at New York Comic-Con 2014http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/556/rovio-at-new-york-comic-con-2014

While the Angry Birds Transformers were busy drawing in hoards of young gamers on the show floor at NYCC 2014, Plunder Pirates played host to a slightly different audience....

The latest title published by Rovio Stars was represented in full force with Plunder Pirates branded tee shirts, beanies and eye patches worn by gamers, media and NYCC attendees on a real life pirate ship, just around the corner from NYCC, at Pier 40, 353 West St.

Speaking of the event, Head of Rovio Stars Publishing Matthew Wilson comments, “Plunder Pirates has all the qualities that a brand needs to succeed, so we’re hitting the seas and bringing the buccaneers to NYCC!”

For more information on Angry Birds Transformers and Plunder Pirates head to:

Plunder Pirates
http://plunderpirates.com

Angry Birds Transformers
http://transformers.angrybirds.com


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556Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0300
Get ready to hit the NBA court in Angry Birds Seasons!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/555/get-ready-to-hit-the-nba-court-in-angry-birds-seasonsThe whistle has blown, and it’s time for an all new Angry Birds Seasons update – NBA Ham Dunk! This update celebrates the NBA 2014-2015 basketball season, and puts our birdy heroes against the ball-hogging pigs. NBA Ham Dunk includes 15 free NBA-themed levels, and with the purchase of the NBA Pass, you can access one custom level for each team in the NBA. That’s 45 levels in total! Also, bring the house down on those no-game-having pigs with the Mighty Spalding Ball, and use Bomb’s Shockwave ability at the last second for the buzzer beater!

The ball’s in your court! Update the game for iOS and Android here, and tip off with your favorite team - be it the Lakers, Celtics, or the Piggie Island Bullies - and start dunking birds and bashing piggies for some extra points. Nothin’ but nest!

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555Thu, 09 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0300
You can take Angry Birds to the next level!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/553/you-can-take-angry-birds-to-the-next-levelAngry Birds will soon be five years old! To celebrate, we are doing three big and exciting things. First, we started with Flock Favorites, where we visited the most loved levels of Angry Birds, and now, we are taking it to the next level – literally.


We are giving our fans a chance to get their hands under the hood of the game, so to say. Do you want to create a level for Angry Birds that will be played by millions of people all around the world? Now is your chance – and you don’t even need to know how to code!


Angry Birds would not be where it is today, if it weren’t for the fans and the great partners that we have been working with over the years.  This is why our partners have joined in the celebration by providing great inspiration for levels. We have been joined by Angry Birds NestCERNGoogle PlayLucasfilmNational GeographicNHLPigineeringSony Pictures Home EntertainmentTwitterUNICEFWWF and our collaborator NASA.

Just pick a theme, design your awesome idea for a new Angry Birds game level, and send it to us as a picture - either a drawing, a photo or well, why not an oil painting by October 15th. We will pick the most flocktacular ones and turn them into actual playable levels in Angry Birds on December 11th, which is the 5th BirdDay of Angry Birds!

Now that your inspiration has taken flight, head over to the competition page and don’t forget to follow #MakeTheNextLevel on Twitter!

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553Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0300
Towards a simplified organizationhttp://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/552/towards-a-simplified-organization

We work in businesses that are so fast moving that the only constant is change. At Rovio we have always been innovative and forward-looking, and to succeed we need to be the best at adapting to change.
 
We are an entrepreneurial company and have been exploring multiple areas. We have been building our team on assumptions of faster growth than have materialized. As a result, we announced today that we plan to simplify our organization around our three key businesses with the highest growth potential: games, media, and consumer products. Unfortunately, we also need to consider possible employee reductions of a maximum of 130 people in Finland (approximately 16% of workforce).
 
It is never easy to consider changes like this, but it is better to do them sooner rather than later, when we are in a good place to reignite growth.
 
At Rovio we live to delight our fans. This year we have more launches and news than ever. As we consider these painful measures, we keep our eye on always delighting our fans with products they love.
 
Mikael Hed
CEO 
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552Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0300
The Angry Birds Transformers roll out starts with Finland and New Zealand!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/549/the-angry-birds-transformers-roll-out-starts-with-finland-and-new-zealandAutobirds assemble! Rovio’s new, action-packed Angry Birds Transformers game has been soft launched today in different ends of the world – literally! Fans in Finland and New Zealand will be the first ones to join the fight to find the EggSpark, with Canada and Australia to join the battle soon after. Will the Autobirds and Deceptihogs be able to put aside their differences and join their forces to stop the rioting EggBots from wreaking havoc across Piggy Island?

Check out the new gameplay trailer and, if you’re lucky enough to be in some of the mentioned countries, download the game here.

The game will be launched globally on iOS on October 15th, with Google Play and Amazon to follow very soon after: Google Play October 30th and Amazon November 5th.

*NOTE: Japan is excluded from the initial launch window – more information to follow.

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549Thu, 25 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0300
Plunder Pirates launches worldwide: YouTube gets #PLUNDEREDhttp://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/548/plunder-pirates-launches-worldwide-youtube-gets-plunderedWe celebrated the launch of Plunder Pirates by breaking out the grog while watching YouTube get well and truly #Plundered



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Great vids guys, have a GROG on us!

Oh yeah, and happy International Talk Like a Pirate Day, everyone! ARRRRR!

Plunder Pirates is available now for free on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at: www.AppStore.com/PlunderPirates. Plunder Pirates has full support for Metal technology in iOS 8 from day one.


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548Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0300
Reading is EPIC! Give the gift of literacy through Angry Bird Epic!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/541/reading-is-epic-give-the-gift-of-literacy-through-angry-bird-epicImagine if you couldn’t read these blog posts. Or your text messages. Or Tweets. Or the bus timetable. This is the reality for over 774 million people in the world - but now you can help!

International Literacy Day was on September 8th, and for the next two weeks when you log in to Angry Birds Epic, you can buy a Good Deeds coin, and help promote literacy! Rovio is collaborating with a global organization called Room to Read, which aims to change the lives of millions of children in Asia and Africa by promoting literacy and gender equality. The campaign runs from September 15th-28th, the price of the coins is $3.99 and for every good deeds bundle purchased, Rovio will give a minimum of $1.40 to Room to Read to support their ongoing efforts.

We interviewed Room to Read, here’s what they have to say about their current campaign:

''Destination Literacy was launched earlier this year with the goal of reaching Room to Read’s 10 millionth child by the end of 2015. We are inviting all those that want to change the world but are daunted by the massive challenges it faces to take a simple action—support education because EDUCATION CHANGES EVERYTHING. We know that education is one of the few things we can do that helps change the world in nearly every sector: Hunger & Nutrition, Healthcare, Gender Equality, Violence Prevention, Economic Development, and the Environmental Protection. Yet 250 million children are unable to read a single sentence. And when a child reaches the third grade without basic literacy skills, it becomes virtually impossible for him or her to catch up. That’s why supporting education can’t wait! ''

We invite all those who want be a part of a global solution focused on educating children to join us!

So what are you waiting for - go buy a Good Deeds coin, and battle some Pigs while you’re at it!


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541Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0300
Selfie Slam: Out now in Finland, Sweden and Canada!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/540/selfie-slam-out-now-in-finland-sweden-and-canadaSelfie Slam puts your face right in the middle of the action! Snap a selfie of your meanest mug, throw some arms and legs at it, then get in the ring – it’s time to throw down with your friends in a face-to-face battle for selfie respect! Sound weird? It sure is!

Customize your avatar with bizarre accessories then tackle all kinds of oddball challenges including soccer, volleyball, king of the hill, and many more! Unlock more arenas and body parts by winning challenges, earning stars and pocketing medals.

Check out the gameplay trailer below for a look at this mind-blowingly weird game:

Selfie Slam is available now via the Apple App Store in Finland, Sweden, and Canada. 

Get the game now!

Side effects may include: random flailing, narcissism, decrease in productivity, friendly bickering, total failure, lolcats

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540Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0300
Rovio and Lappset donate the ‘Angry Birds Sona’.http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/538/rovio-and-lappset-donate-the-%e2%80%98angry-birds-sona%e2%80%99

The ‘Angry Birds Sona’ playground attraction was a highlight of the 136th annual White House Easter Egg Roll, themed “Hop into Healthy, Swing into Shape.” The auction is now running!

The unique interactive game structure, built by Lappset Group Ltd, is a delightful and educational experience that activates children with movement, sound and dance. Featuring a large arch with a motion sensor and a specially designed game floor, players move and dance as the sensor registers their movements, allowing them to solve math puzzles and other games.

BiddingForGood is processing the auction, and all proceeds, aside from costs for installing the item at its new location, will go to the National Park Foundation to support the White House Easter Egg Roll. You can find the auction here.

The 2014 White House Easter Egg Roll was held at President’s Park, one of America’s 401 national parks which is also the front lawn of one of the most famous buildings in the world. Characters from the Angry Birds, Bad Piggies and Angry Birds Stella worlds were also in attendance, delighting thousands of children – and some adults too!
 

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538Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0300
Get #Plundered with Plunder Pirates coming September 18!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/537/get-plundered-with-plunder-pirates-coming-september-18


Coming from Rovio Stars and industry veterans Midoki, Plunder Pirates will see players protecting their booty like never before. Recruit a crew of grog-swilling pirates and implement your strategy in an online multiplayer free-for-all, where players must either go it alone or join up to gain riches, fame and, um… MORE GROG!!!

We’re hugely excited to be working with the talented team at Midoki on this, and can’t wait to share more as we approach September 18.

In the meantime, be sure to follow the official Plunder Pirates social channels listed below and stay tuned for next Thursday’s global launch! Aaarr!
 

Visit: http://plunderpirates.com
Like: http://facebook.com/plunderpirates
Follow: http://twitter.com/plunderpirates
Rant: http://forum.plunderpirates.com
Tweet: #PLUNDERED

Oh, and finally folks, remember: Plunder, or be #PLUNDERED!


Plunder Pirates will be released on September 18 for iPad and iPhone on Apple App Stores worldwide. The game is free to download.


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537Wed, 10 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0300
The very first Angry Birds Stella game is here!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/533/the-very-first-angry-birds-stella-game-is-hereIt’s another beautiful morning on Golden Island, Stella is hanging out in her treehouse when when suddenly CRASH! – a Minion Pig drops through the skylight and steals Stella’s most precious belonging, her scrapbook. But what were the pigs really after, and who sent them? Could Gale the Bad Princess have anything to do with this?

Angry Birds Stella offers a new take on slingshot action. There are stunning visuals and animations, as well as an all-new flock of feisty characters with amazing superpowers. And they all live a previously unseen corner of the Angry Birds universe: Golden Island.

Track down Gale and her piggy minions and recover Stella’s scrapbook! Use it to collect your achievements and unlock new variations of the characters, which you can see as stylized polaroids of Stella and her friends. Of course, with Stella, you can also get some Telepods figures to teleport straight into the game as playable characters!

Angry Birds Stella is out now on Apple’s App Store, Google Play, Amazon Appstore, BlackBerry World and NOOK Apps, and it’s free to play! Check out the trailer below and get the game now

Want to have peek what Stella and her friends’ superpowers would look like in the real world? Take a look at the video below, and don’t forget to also watch the gameplay trailer!

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533Thu, 04 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0300
ToonsTV hit 3 billion views and we’re just starting!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/531/toonstv-hit-3-billion-views-and-we%e2%80%99re-just-starting3 billion views on ToonsTV! Thank you for tuning in and stay tuned as we’re excited and busy working on new content!


3 billion views ago it all started in 2012, when our animation team had just 10 people and Red was about to get his first animated feature role. After 230 minutes of animation, 78 Toons episodes and over 50 short films - we love what we do and we love that you’re watching!

Look out for more fun this fall with the premiere of Angry Birds Toons Season 2 and the all new Angry Birds Stella series starting in November!  Speaking of Stella, our feisty pink heroine made her very own cinematic trailer debut this week at Comic-Con in San Diego, follow her adventures and check out the trailer here

So thanks again, 3 billion! Keep tuning into all the ToonsTV fun on your mobile device by going into your Rovio game and tapping the ToonsTV button on the start screen, on the Web (www.toons.tv) or on TV through your local broadcaster.

Till the next episode!


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531Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0300
The Angry Birds evolution begins with Flock Favorites!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/528/the-angry-birds-evolution-begins-with-flock-favorites

Angry Birds continues to evolve! We have three big things lined up – and the first one is already here: Flock Favorites! It’s a bonus episode with levels voted for by fans!

Angry Birds is one of the most beloved mobile games of all time, and as it approaches its 5th Birdday, we’re still committed to keeping it fresh and fun! That’s why we’re working on some awesome new ways for you to enjoy Angry Birds.



The first step on this evolutionary (and revolutionary) journey is already here in the new bonus episode called Flock Favourites.  You voted, we listened – and the result was 15 new levels based on your favorite episodes: Short Fuse, Red’s Mighty Feathers, Bad Piggies, Surf n Turf, Poached Eggs, Mine&Dine and Danger Above.

Check out the gameplay trailer:

 


And one more thing – because popping pigs is thirsty work, we’ve made a small change to one of the power-ups – Super Seeds are now Power Potion. Yum!

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528Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0300
All-new Angry Birds Rio episode: Timber Tumble!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/525/all-new-angry-birds-rio-episode-timber-tumbleTo celebrate the DVD release of RIO 2 in the US, there’s a brand new Angry Birds Rio episode! Get ready to shout TIMBERRR!

It’s the Timber Tumble episode, and those mad monkeys have got their hands on some logging equipment – so it’s up to you to stop them! Get the update here!

There’s 20 exotic levels to navigate plus six tricky bonus ones to unlock, each packed with those pesky primates.

There are also a few new features in this update!

The first one is the new tip – if you get stuck or getting three stars just too hard on each level, then you can get a little tip on how to cause maximum damage to those monkeys! There’s also a brand-new power-up called Call The Flock where your Macaw buddies come to give you a little bit of demolition help. Plus, Super Seeds have changed into Power Potion, so juice up your bird with a bit more destructive power!

Now go teach those meddling monkeys a lesson – Rio style!

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525Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0300
Master your destiny in Angry Birds Star Wars II!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/523/master-your-destiny-in-angry-birds-star-wars-iiGet the latest update and find out if you have what it takes to climb the ranks and Master Your Destiny. It’s an all-new Angry Birds Star Wars II episode – but with a twist!

There are 30 challenging new levels, but this time your only weapons are what you bring with you! You choose which Jedi Bird or Sith Pig to sling from your own collection of rewarded and purchased characters, or by scanning your Telepods!

There’s also a new ranking system where, of course, you start at the bottom. The more you progress and the more stars you collect, the higher up the Jedi or Sith order you will climb – collecting medals along the way. But a Jedi doesn’t need such trappings, right?

The last bit of big news is that the game is now free to download on iOS as well as Android and Amazon, so get it today and prepare to Master Your Destiny!

Check out the gameplay trailer:

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523Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0300
Angry Birds Seasons heads to South HAMericahttp://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/520/angry-birds-seasons-heads-to-south-hamericaThe unsuspecting birds are attentively watching the World Cup, so it should come as no surprise that the pigs take this opportunity to go for the eggs! And so a new adventure across the mountains begins…

The South HAMerica episode has 24 new levels and some added bonuses included! Update free here!

Make sure to check out our spiced-up gameplay trailer. Telenovela’s are soap operas that are hyper popular in Latin America. We took some inspiration from that and had some fun. Check it out!

Within this update, we have also changed the name of the Super Seeds power-up to Power Potion.

Well that should be enough to keep you entertained for a while this summer/winter (depending on you hemisphere)!

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520Thu, 03 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0300
Angry Birds Go! multiplayer rolls out to Piggy Island!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/517/angry-birds-go-multiplayer-rolls-out-to-piggy-islandMultiplayer has arrived on Piggy Island! Find out how fast you really are – race head-to-head against real opponents!

This is the first part of Angry Birds Go! Multiplayer, and brings the quick race mode where you’re matched against the performance of three other players. Will you come out on top and leave them in your dust? For an even more personal experience connect to Facebook and you’ll be pitted against your friends to show them who’s the boss. Download the update, get your Piggy Island Driver's Licence, and start racing!

Multiplayer Part 1 is asynchronous, so your opponents don’t have to be online when you race – but you will still challenge them bumper to bumper and beak to beak nevertheless! This update is today out for iOS but it's coming out for Android in the very near future. Remember, this is just the beginning and there’s more multiplayer news coming soon, so watch this space!

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517Wed, 02 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0300
Angry Birds Epic out now! Head into battle in this new free role-playing game!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/510/angry-birds-epic-out-now-head-into-battle-in-this-new-free-role-playing-gameThe wait is over! Angry Birds Epic is out now across the world – and it's free!

In this all-new role-playing game, you lead your heroic flock into battle against the green snout-nosed scoundrels in a fantasy Piggy Island. From tribal villages and frosty mountains to tropical beaches and mysterious caves, get ready to navigate your way through this treacherous land and meet all kinds of wacky and offbeat characters.

Are you ready to head into battle?

The dastardly King Pig, his advisor Wiz Pig and his son Prince Porky have got their dirty trotters on the eggs, and it’s up to our feathery heroes to save the day!

Download Angry Birds Epic now – the game is free and you can get it from Apple App Store, Google Play, Windows Phone Store and Amazon AppStore!

Find out more at epic.angrybirds.com and then make your very own epic trailer!

Make sure to follow Angry Birds Epic on Twitter @ABepic!

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510Thu, 12 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0300
Angry Birds Space gets a new episode featuring a Buzz Aldrin bird, and there’s a guest post from NASA!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/507/angry-birds-space-gets-a-new-episode-featuring-a-buzz-aldrin-bird-and-there%e2%80%99s-a-guest-post-from-nasaTo celebrate two complete orbits of the Sun since the interstellar launch of Angry Birds Space, we’ve got a brand-new update called Beak Impact! In its lifetime the game has been downloaded over a hundred million times and we’ve partnered with NASA in some exciting ways, like announcing the game from space and celebrating the Curiosity Rover landing safely on Mars with the Red Planet episode. Seriously epic science stuff!

And now we have even more out-of-this-world Angry Birds Space and NASA action for you! In Beak Impact we’re heading for NASA’s next target for exploration – asteroids! Cold ones, hot ones, radioactive ones – those crafty piggies are trying to mine them all for precious minerals, but can the birds stop them? There are 40 new interstellar levels across two parts, packed with weightlessness, gravity fields and strange piggy contraptions (here’s a tip: try giving the gas tanks a nudge...). The update is now out on iOS and Android - get it here!

But what’s extra special, is that we’ve hidden hi-tech NASA spacecraft throughout the levels. Play the game and find the Orion Crew Vehicle, OSIRIS-REx, Deep Impact and Dawn spacecraft hidden among the levels. When you discover them, you’ll get direct links to NASA where you can find out more about the gear, what it does and where it’s all headed.

But wait! That’s not all – there’s a new bird in the orbit, and he’s ready to help out if you have a bit of trouble with those hogs. It’s the Mighty Buzzard! Buzz Aldrin, the legendary astronaut and Apollo 11 moonwalker has his own bird – and he’s in the game! If you’re stuck, send him in for a bit of destruction. Go Buzz!

If you want to know more about asteroids - and who wouldn’t! - head over to angrybirds.com where we have a guest post from our friends in NASA. In the blog post Lindley N. Johnson from NASA’s Planetary Science Division will tell us about NASA’s plans to capture an asteroid, future manned missions to these spinning space rocks and why dinosaurs would agree that studying asteroids is a really good idea indeed...

Read the NASA guest blog post here and check out NASA’s website for more information about all things space.

And if this still isn’t enough space-based action for you, take a look at National Geographic’s Angry Birds Space book (available as a futuristic ebook or a good old-fashioned paperback). It’s packed with fun and interesting information about planets, moons, stars and galaxies!


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507Thu, 05 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0300
Ready to meet the feisty flock of Angry Birds Stella and friends?http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/505/ready-to-meet-the-feisty-flock-of-angry-birds-stella-and-friends

Earlier this spring we teased you about a new addition to the Angry Birds universe - Stella and friends. Are you ready to meet them?

Say hello to Stella - she’s fun, feisty and always up for a challenge! Stella and her five fierce friends - Poppy, Willow, Dahlia, Luca and Gale, live in a never-before-seen corner of the Angry Birds universe, the Golden Island. They have strong and quirky personalities which can sometimes clash, but their rock-solid friendship and love for fun keeps them together through every adventure. They are best friends forever ...most of the time ;)

The Stella story will engage and entertain everyone - it’s about courage, fun and daring to be you, with a spirit of female heroism and friendship. Each character is unique and powerful in their own way but together they cause even more mischief, take adventures to new heights and prove that true friends are there for each other through every battle.

You’ll first meet Stella and friends in September in a totally new game, which will have new powers to challenge even the hardened Angry Birds veterans. In November there’s a new animation series of thirteen six minute episodes which you can watch on the ToonsTV channel, TV and other video services. There will be Hasbro TELEPODS figures powered by Retoy, a series of books and all kinds of exciting stuff coming your way before the end of this year!

We are super excited that we can finally introduce you to Stella and friends! Welcome into their world of adventures at angrybirds.com, stella.angrybirds.com and on Pinterest at pinterest.com/stellafriends.

Stay tuned for more!

Telepods and Retoy are trademarks of Retoy, LLC, used under license.

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505Wed, 04 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0300
Get ready for the Rise of the Clones in Angry Birds Star Wars II!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/500/get-ready-for-the-rise-of-the-clones-in-angry-birds-star-wars-iiThis week we are celebrating the fact that you guys really like the Angry Birds Star Wars II TELEPODS - enough to scan them over 30 million times so far! To celebrate, we released a totally new episode for the game, called Rise of the Clones! The episode has over 40 new levels and some totally new gameplay elements, such as fast-flowing waters of Kamino and air turbines on Coruscant. There are four secret levels, and a new Last Chance Bird which you can use if you get stuck! The update is now available for iOS and will also come to Android soon.

We also teamed up with the Finnish photographer Vesa Lehtimäki, whose Star Wars minifigure photos you may’ve seen earlier this year. He took some really awesome TELEPODS photos - check them out here!

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500Fri, 30 May 2014 00:00:00 +0300
Now it's the birds' turn to control humans!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/496/now-its-the-birds-turn-to-control-humansOver the years, we’ve felt a little bit bad about how the birds have been treated. Well, to celebrate the latest Angry Birds Go! Sub Zero update, we decided to do something about it!

We sent Peter "Mighty Eagle" Vesterbacka from Rovio, Rhett Allain from WIRED, and Angry Birds fan Jonas Persson hurtling down a snowy slope in Sweden. The twist? Birds were in control of their vehicles! Check the video below and see what happens – and of course, don't forget to check out the new Angry Birds Go! update!

Read more about this experiment in the Angry Birds blog!

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496Wed, 07 May 2014 00:00:00 +0300
New Angry Birds website goes live!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/493/new-angry-birds-website-goes-liveThe official website for Angry Birds, www.angrybirds.com, has gone through quite an overhaul! Want to know more about the birds and the pigs? Go and check out the brand-new character bios, where you’ll get tons of info about Red, Chuck, Stella, King Pig and all your other favorite characters. Got some awesome Angry Birds fan art you want to show the world? Fly on over to the site’s fan section and send us your masterpiece!

The new website also offers more fun info about Angry Birds books, games and animations – plus the official Angry Birds blog! We hope you love the site as much as we do!

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493Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0300
Join the Easter egg hunt in Angry Birds Friends, and win some bird coins!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/492/join-the-easter-egg-hunt-in-angry-birds-friends-and-win-some-bird-coinsEaster is just around the corner! Get ready for the holidays with the Angry Birds Friends Easter Tournament! Those dastardly piggies have dressed up as bunnies and stolen all the Easter eggs for themselves. Challenge your friends today in Angry Birds Friends  and get the eggs back!

The tournament starts today and runs for one week only! Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter accounts, ‘cos there’s an egg hunt going on! Every day this week, we’ll post an image to both Facebook and Twitter with a hidden code. Whoever spots and redeems it first will win 4200 bird coins in Angry Birds Friends!


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492Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0300
A brand-new series hits ToonsTV – get ready for Piggy Tales!http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/491/a-brand-new-series-hits-toonstv-%e2%80%93-get-ready-for-piggy-talesRovio proudly presents a new animation series premiering on ToonsTV today! Piggy Tales gives you a glimpse into the lives of our favorite green minions, in a way you’ve never seen them before. In the first episode, a curious Piggy comes across a trampoline and can’t resist jumping on it – even though he’s not supposed to…

You can check out Piggy Tales on your mobile device by going into your Rovio game and tapping the ToonsTV button on the start screen. You can also view the series in your browser at www.toons.tv – look out for a new episode every Friday!

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491Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0300
Important information concerning the latest Tiny Thief updatehttp://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/488/important-information-concerning-the-latest-tiny-thief-updateLast week we released a new update for Tiny Thief, adding a new premium episode to the game as well as relaunching it as a free download.

Unfortunately this change has led to a number of users being prompted to buy the game again. This is an unfortunate technical glitch and below we have outlined some basic steps on how to resolve this issue.

On iOS (iPhone, iPad) the issue has been resolved with a new update, so if you are still experiencing this problem, it can be resolved by simply updating to the latest version and rebooting the app.

On Android the issue occurs because, for technical reasons, the purchase history cannot always be restored on that platform. Our customer support is aware of the issue and we would recommend contacting us at support@rovio.com to anyone who is still experiencing this.

Our apologies for any inconvenience caused by this issue, our support team is ready and waiting to help get this sorted out so you can continue the Tiny Thief adventure!

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488Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0300