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NEW YORK — The Finnish creator of “Angry Birds” mobile-phone games may sell shares to the public as early as next year and is probably worth more than $1 billion, its chief marketing officer says.
“We’re not ready to file for an IPO tomorrow,” Rovio Entertainment’s Peter Vesterbacka, who also goes by the title Mighty Eagle, said in an interview with Bloomberg Television. “Maybe a year from now.”
The touchscreen game — in which players use a virtual slingshot to fling birds at structures populated by green pigs — has had 400 million free and paid downloads since 2009, with three fourths of those in the last six months. Rovio is hiring in the United States and China to develop activities such as retail and movies, and is worth more than $1 billion, based on funding talks, people with knowledge of the discussions said in August.
“We’re happy with our valuation but we think it’s probably a bit north of that,” said Vesterbacka. Espoo, Finland-based Rovio, which announced in June it took over Finnish animation studio Kombo, is weighing more acquisitions, he said.
Vesterbacka, 43, previously spent 14 years at Hewlett- Packard selling systems to phone companies and encouraging mobile developers. He discovered the team that would become Rovio in an HP-sponsored games contest in 2003.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
The game was licensed by Midway for distribution in the United states. It was first released in Japan. The game immediately became popular and still is today. The game inspired an animated television serious and a Top 40 Pop song. Pac Man was a good change from the space invaders games that seemed to be about the only choice people had until Pac Man was released.
The developer of the classic Pacman arcade game is Namco. The designer is Toru Iwatani, and Hideyuki Mokajima San is the programmer. Toshio Kai is responsible for the sound and music. The release dates for the game were 1979, 1980, 1991, 1999, 2005, and again in 2006.
Overall Score: 4/5
While the gameplay and presentation in PAC-MAN are perfectly identical to the original game, the lasting value slightly brings the game down.
The classic PAC-MAN game is perfectly replicated on Windows Phone, with great controls and all the old gameplay mechanics. The fast loading speeds also make this game more enjoyable to quickly jump into and play. There’s not much more to say except that it’s the famous PAC-MAN loved by millions!
This PAC-MAN version keeps the same arcade style visuals and the same sounds. as the original game. Therefore, the classic is definitely brought to life on our 21st century phones!
Lasting Value: 3/5
Unfortunately, all the game includes is PAC-MAN, which could not last too long. Depending on how perseverant you are at getting high scores, you might only get 30 minutes of gameplay out of it, or 2 hours. But it would have been great if they included other PAC-MAN games, like Ms. Pac-Man, to lengthen the gameplay.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
In the first place this is a very simple game. One particular reason is that individuals of many different languages can play the game so it makes it attractive to a lot more individuals. And due to the simplicity it appeals to most ages. Even though it is actually a very simple game, as one advances from one level to another it does get more complicated. As one advances through each level there exists a hidden strategy and the player should find it.
One more reason the game is so popular is because it is extremely low-priced. Though there are several no cost variations, individuals have been known to wind up buying the game and they attribute this to the level of entertainment as well as enjoyment that comes with it. It also includes a certain degree of emotional involvement that is considered perfect for the gamer and propels them to help make wise judgements while playing and it’s also because of this that it is additionally considered to be educative, especially for kids.
The Friv online games additionally come with visuals which are extremely enjoyable for the player. The reason being it comes with diverse colors. For instance, the backdrop in the video game contains the scene of a desert as well as cacti. What is more, every single new degree has an unique appearance and this keeps the player moving forward to discover more. To ensure that the player keeps enjoying moving from one stage to a different one, it’s ideal to note there are numerous winnings that have been thrown in. Note that there isn’t any smooth sailing since there are a few stages that provide many challenges which make the players fall short. While this might be the case, they will move to some other stages and get great winnings.
There are various websites that offer this video game and although this is the situation, it is solely thought to be ideal to take time and assess different internet websites so as to make certain you pick one which gives you the most beneficial alternatives. Additionally it is imperative for you to decide on an internet site that offers you some techniques to move from one degree to another. This is considered the best way to increase the gaming excitement.
With the release of Friv for Facebook, it will only gain in level of popularity. This will make the game available to the more than half a billion users, and that will only propel its global recognition through the stratosphere.
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Friv.com is a London based games site founded in 2000. The site became popular through its simple and catchy free web games and inclusion of political parodies like Dancing Bush and its various spinoffs.
Friv Games Site Overview:
Friv is primarily a directory of web games. Numbers vary around 100 and they are categorized into sports, action & adventure, puzzle, and shoot em up. Many of these games can also be downloaded for play on your PC. Recently released is a cash prize, Friv Tournament section where members can play for money. Although joining is free, we did notice a link to make a deposit to your account so it is unclear if real money is required.
Friv games most popular titles include Flashman (PacMan variant), Runescape, Bubble Trouble, Friv Tetris, and Hamsterball. Most of the games look like they are made by other companies that partner with Friv to get extra exposure from their vast audience.
Friv.com has alot of games, all of which are free in some way, but the quality is below average compared to other sites at the time of this review. Some of the games are catchy yet many are just plain boring. The cash prize section looks like an attempt to capture some of the market Pogo and Yahoo Games have built upon but selection is poor here. Overall if the games weren't free, there wouldn't be anything real special about this site.
Friday, April 8, 2011
Are you an Angry Birds lover? If you are not yourself, I’m sure you know someone who is. They are everywhere! Hubby is a huge fan of the Angry Birds game and now is playing the new Angry Birds Online on his iPhone also. Hubby says great game, just like the original is great. The game play is about equal as far as skill levels. The story line in Angry Birds Rio Online goes along with the Rio movie in that you are trying to free the birds - there are no pigs in Angry Birds Rio. There are characters from the movie, Rio, in the new game instead. Totally worth the money for Hubby he says. Taylor and I also play, but we aren’t addicted to it like Hubby is. Angry Birds Rio is now available for smart phones and tablets.
The Rio part of the new game is actually a tie-in with the name animated movie, Rio, which will be in theaters on April 15. This is by the same makers of the Ice Age series of movies. You have got to watch the trailers for the movie, they are so cute.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
The game developers Rovio confirmed the figures via Twitter. The 10 million-download figures have been achieved through the game's immense popularity on both the iOS and Android platforms.
The game was an exclusive launch title for the Amazon apps store on Android were it was offered for free on March 14.
The ad-supported game is available for free on the Android marketplace, while the ad-free version is available for $0.99 on the Amazon App store for Android. It costs the same for the iPhone and the iPod touch on the Apple app store. The HD version for iPad is priced at $2.99.
With the unprecedented success of the franchise an animated move RIO is in the works, which is being developed by FOX Studios, the creators of 'Ice Age'. The story line of Angry Birds Rio will actually tie in with the movie. The movie will feature voiceovers from Jesse Eisenberg of Social Network fame and Anne Hathway.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Description: Fun new ninja kiwi game. Pop as many bloons as possible with the darts you are given each level.Play Bloons Online Game Now !
Instructions: Aim with mouse, click and hold to choose power. Pop the target number of bloons to pass each level.
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Y3 - Mecha cats are trying to kick our heroes out of the house. Help Waffle find all the parts needed to build a Robot Super Cat. Destroy and kick all bots to earn and obtain more gears. You may also collect for caviar for your health. Good luck and have fun!
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Description of Pico's Infantry - Covert Operatives 2 game:
Y3 - The sequel to the first Pico's Infantry. Now you will be ranked according to your number of wins and also you get to choose your terrain, number of enemies and other options you will surely enjoy. Have fun!
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