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After being rescued by Rovio, Juice Cubes developer Pocket PlayLab acquires Philippine gaming startup

July 1, 2014 | Steven Millward

In a big deal for two Southeast Asia gaming startups, Thailand-based Pocket PlayLab today revealed that it’s acquiring Philippines-based Anino Games for an undisclosed sum. Read More

Rovio’s Tiny Thief is free right now

December 27, 2013 | C. Custer

Do you love adventure? Do you love stealth? Do you love mobile games and, more importantly, free stuff? If you answered yes to all of those questions, then I have some good news for you: Rovio’s adventure/stealth hybrid Tiny ThiefRead More

Angry Birds Go! review: mo’ money mo’ problems

December 13, 2013 | Christopher Allison | 2 Comments

The birds have set aside their grudge with the pigs for a friendly kart race in Rovio’s Angry Birds Go!, and I couldn’t be happier to see them getting along. Read More

Angry Birds Go! out worldwide today, promises you an empty wallet this Christmas

December 11, 2013 | Mary-Anne Lee

Rovio Entertainment released its first major free-to-play Angry Birds title today in app stores worldwide and Angry Birds Go! promises quite the financial nightmare for your pocket. Read More

Angry Birds crash lands in Puzzle & Dragons

November 4, 2013 | Mary-Anne Lee | One Comment

Yep, GungHo is collaborating with Rovio Entertainment to bring you the present best in popular mobile game mashups: Angry Birds x Pazu Dora or better known as Puzzle & Dragons in the English speaking world. Read More

Juice Cubes: a well-made Candy Crush clone

October 31, 2013 | Mary-Anne Lee | 3 Comments

Rovio Entertainment’s third Rovio Stars game Juice Cubes is well made, yet nothing spectacular. A match-3 puzzle game after Candy Crush Saga‘s heart, it tries to set itself apart with little tweaks in game mechanics, but feels like too much of a clone too quickly. Read More

Juice Cubes: Hong Kong-made puzzle game gets a huge boost as it’s published by Rovio

October 31, 2013 | Saiyai Sakawee | 2 Comments

Rovio, the makers of Angry Birds, launched the third Rovio Stars title Juice Cubes today.

Juice Cubes is made by Pocket PlayLab, a developer of mobile social games headquartered in Hong Kong, with most of the production done in Bangkok, Thailand. It’s a fruity puzzle game with … Read More

Nameko Saibai: How “Japan’s Angry Birds” Racked Up 30 Million Downloads

April 15, 2013 | Dr. Serkan Toto

Dr. Serkan Toto is a gaming expert and independent consultant based in Tokyo. You can follow him on Twitter and his blog. This article is republished with his permission.

Puzzle/RPG hybrid Puzzle & Dragons and messenger app Line aren’t the … Read More

Rovio’s Angry Birds Making Nests Around Asia

August 20, 2012 | Rick Martin

A few moments ago, Rovio launched a new Angry Birds collaboration for its Facebook game with rock band Green Day, who played the SummerSonic festival here in Japan this past weekend. Perhaps the most interesting thing about this new game … Read More

A Discussion on Games and Building Global Brands

May 11, 2012 | C. Custer

As GMIC winds down for the year, this afternoon Aiko Tanaka, a co-founder of Infinity Ventures Partners moderated a discussion with some of the biggest names in casual gaming: David Roberts (Senior VP at PopCap/EA), Henri Holm (senior VP at … Read More

Rumor: CMGE Planning NYSE IPO

April 9, 2012 | C. Custer

A US IPO seems to be the preferred endgame of Chinese tech companies these days, and now we may have another one to add to the list: the China Mobile Games and Entertainment Group. Sina Tech says the company is … Read More

Angry Birds Space Gets Animated

March 23, 2012 | Rick Martin

Yesterday we were delighted to try out Rovio’s new game Angry Birds Space at an event in Tokyo. Since then the game has hit number one in the App Store at least 28 countries so far, according to Inside Mobile … Read More

Rovio Celebrates Release of Angry Birds Space in Tokyo

March 22, 2012 | Rick Martin

At a press conference in Tokyo today, Rovio held a small event to mark the release of Angry Birds Space.

I got to try out the game a little bit this afternoon, just before its global release. What’s cool … Read More

Angry Birds Hits Japan for Cherry Blossom Season, Partners with Fuji TV

March 8, 2012 | Rick Martin | One Comment

Ever since Rovio chose to celebrate its 2nd birthday in Japan, it was expected that a Japanese version of Angry Birds Seasons was in the works. The game developer just yesterday pushed out a cherry blossom festival update for the … Read More

Rovio Launches Angry Birds for Facebook in Jakarta

February 14, 2012 | Joshua Kevin

Rovio Entertainment held a launch event at Mal Kelapa Gading in the city of Jakarta, the Facebook capital of the world based on the number of active Facebook accounts. Rovio today finally launched Angry Birds on Facebook, topped up with … Read More

Angry Birds Feeling Love for Asia on Valentines Day

February 14, 2012 | Michael Gakuran

If it’s not Cupid’s arrow hitting you this Valentine’s Day, it’s likely to be one of those infamous Angry Birds! As previously reported exclusively here on PO, Rovio has already launched Angry Birds to over 800 million Facebook users around the world on this special day.Read More

Angry Birds Coming to Facebook on Valentine’s Day [EXCLUSIVE]

January 25, 2012 | Joshua Kevin | 5 Comments

Speaking exclusively to Penn Olson today in Jakarta, Peter Vesterbacka, the ‘Mighty Eagle’ of Rovio, and Henri Holm, the SVP of Rovio Asia, shared the company’s plan to release Angry Birds to more than 800 million people on Facebook. And … Read More

Rovio Unleashes Year of the Dragon Edition of Angry Birds

January 20, 2012 | Rick Martin | 4 Comments

A couple of weeks back we told you that Rovio was hinting at a new China-themed update. And today we have it, as Angry Birds Seasons has a Year-of-the-Dragon special edition [1].

There are 15 new levels for fans … Read More