Angry Birds and Rovio Entertainment, 1st Edition

  • Jason Porterfield
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  • ISBN-10: 1477779205
  • ISBN-13: 9781477779200
  • DDC: 338.7
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 128 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released March 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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Since its release for Apple's iPhone in 2009, Angry Birds has been one of the most successful video games in history. Although Angry Birds seemed to be an overnight success, the game was actually the result of years of struggle by Rovio Entertainment, the Finnish company that created it. The company's founder, Niklas Hed, his cousin Mikael Hed, and Peter Vesterbacka have established not just a profitable video game but a cultural phenomenon. In this thrilling narrative, readers examine the challenges and triumphs of building a company while keeping the spirit of fun behind the development of new products.

Features and Benefits

  • Detailed Table of Contents, Author Biography, Sidebars, Fact Sheets, Timelines, Glossary, Further Information Sections, Websites, Further Reading, Bibliography, Index.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Founding a Mobile Game Giant.
2: Struggling for Notice.
3: Angry Birds Strike.
4: The Launch.
5: A Growing Empire.
6: Angry Birds Fly High.
Fact Sheet on Rovio.
Fact Sheet on Angry Birds.
For More Information.
For Further Reading.
About the Author.
Photo Credits.