Angry Birds creator, Rovio, buys out gaming studio
Rovio, the creator of Angry Birds, said it had bought out Futuremark Gaming Studios, the gaming arm of benchmarking software developer, for an undisclosed quantity. The attainment of the studio, which is known for its space-games such as Unstoppable Gorg and Shattered Horizon, comes a week after the launch of its recent game Angry Birds Space. Rovio is “thrilled to have them on board”.
Angry Birds creator, Rovio mentioned that they had bought out the Futuremark Gaming Studio, which is known for its space-games such as Unstoppable Gorg and Shattered Horizon.
“They are an incredibly talented and experienced team, and we are thrilled to have them on board,” said Mikael Hed, Rovio Entertainment’s CEO. “Rovio’s success is founded on the excellence of our team, and Futuremark Games Studio is going to be a superb addition.”
CEO, Jukka Mäkinen, of Futuremark is “proud to see the potential of our talented games recognized by Rovio”.
"I am proud to see the potential of our talented games team recognized by Rovio," said Jukka Mäkinen, Futuremark CEO. "Futuremark will now focus on supporting gamers and industry with 3DMark, our professional grade benchmark which, in a new version to be released later this year, will allow unified gaming performance comparison across operating systems and form factors for the first time."
Futuremark Games Studio is the second acquirement of the company within this past year. Rovio bought out Kombo Animation Studio last summer.
As Rovio continues its rapid expansion in entertainment, publishing, animation and retail, the company will continue to pursue the best talent to join its team.