Andy Muesse takes on the Head of Studio role at Rovio Stockholm, leading a 60-person team responsible for Angry Birds 2, plus new mobile role-playing games in development.
Joining Rovio Entertainment as of this week, Andy brings a wealth of management experience from executive leadership roles at GREE and KIXEYE, while most recently overseeing development and revenue within Wargaming Mobile’s product teams.
At Rovio, Andy will continue to drive the growth of the company’s top-performing title, Angry Birds 2, while overseeing other projects in different stages of development, such as Angry Birds Legends (currently in soft launch). Andy reports to Rovio’s Head of Games, Alex Pelletier-Normand, who is based at the company’s Espoo, Finland headquarters.
“It’s awesome to officially welcome Andy into the Rovio flock” says Alex Pelletier-Normand. “While his executive leadership experience speaks for itself, Andy brings a deep understanding of product management, live operations and player experience through numerous hands-on roles over the past decade. This makes him perfectly suited to drive our games as a service mindset, whether through Angry Birds 2, or masterminding the roadmaps for products we’ll be talking about many years from now.”
“Even through virtual hangouts, the team’s passion and shared creative mindset was evident from the first moment,” says Andy Muesse. “And of course, such traits shine through in the product, whether it’s the chaotic fun of Angry Birds 2, or the host of new mobile RPG prototypes being conceptualized behind the scenes. With all that in mind, I’m delighted to be working with this insanely talented team, while continuing their philosophy of making approachable RPGs that retain the kind of mechanics and late game content that highly engaged players appreciate.”