Angry Birds probably is one of the most notable smartphone games of always. It may not be trending nowadays, but we can consider it an old-school game that revolutionized the mobile gaming segment back in the days. Rovio the studio behind it is now making a new move to probably expand its portfolio of games for the mobile segment. The company has acquired the free-to-play mobile game developer Darkfire Games for an undisclosed sum. Moreover, the studio rebranded it to Rovio Copenhagen.
The purchase will bring all 20 members of Darkfire Games’ staff into Rovio Copenhagen. Moreover, previous studio head Rune Vendler will continue to lead the team. On its first days, Rovio Copenhagen will continue its efforts to support Darkfire Heroes. The new RPG is currently on a soft-launch status. Now, with access to Rovio’s user’s acquisition, technology, analytics, and live operations, the studio will be able to further expand and improve the game.
“We are very excited to have Darkfire Games joining Rovio’s network of game studios. This strengthens our game genre mastery and expansion to Mid-Core games, where we see attractive opportunities in RPG’s. In addition, there is a great strategic and cultural fit for both teams. The talented team in Copenhagen will be a fantastic addition to Rovio’s already highly skilled flock.”
We are curious to see what the new studio will be able to add to Rovio’s extensive portfolio.