Rovio the Angry Birds game developer from Finland will be releasing ‘Amazing Alex’ its next title for mobile gadgets across platforms. The new title will be launched initially in iOS and Android platforms. Rovio CEO Mikael Hed went public on YLE TV about the new title, which will be about a ‘curious boy’ who ‘loves to build things’. The game will take an angle of a Rube-Goldberg type puzzle.
Origins of ‘Amazing Alex’
Following new trends in the social and mobile gaming industry, Rovio is releasing a title based on ‘Casey’s Contraptions’- a puzzle game that was developed by Mystery Coconut and Snappy Touch whose IP rights were recently purchased by Rovio. The puzzle game will follow wingless bird game Angry Birds, which has crossed a billion, downloads in two years.
Rovio Success Story
Rovio has been a revelation in the mobile gaming industry with its Angry Birds franchise. Moreover, joins the likes of Zynga who have made a fortune from mobile and social games. Its revenue stream has swelled to $98 million in 2011 while it crossed the milestone of 1 billion downloads to become the fastest downloaded game ever in mobiles. Rovio even launched an Angry Birds theme park in Finland.