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|Founded||2003 (as Relude)|
|Key people||Mikael Hed, CEO
Harri Koponen, COO
Peter Vesterbacka, CMO
|Revenue||€152.2 million (2012)|
|Net income||€55.5 million (2012)|
|Owner(s)||Kaj Hed (70% owner)|
Rovio Entertainment Ltd., previously known as Relude and Rovio Mobile, is a Finnish video game developer and entertainment company based in Espoo. The company was founded in 2003 as a mobile game development studio named Relude, and in 2005 renamed as Rovio (Finnish for bonfire). The company is best known for its video game franchise Angry Birds.
Company history 
In 2003, three students from Helsinki University of Technology (currently Aalto University School of Science), Niklas Hed, Jarno Väkeväinen, and Kim Dikert participated in a mobile game development competition at the Assembly demo party sponsored by Nokia and HP. A victory with a real-time multiplayer game called King of the Cabbage World compelled the trio to set up their own company, Relude. King of the Cabbage World was sold to Sumea (now known as Sumea Studios as part of Digital Chocolate), and renamed to Mole War, which became the first commercial real-time multiplayer mobile game in the world.
In December 2009 Rovio released Angry Birds, a slingshot-puzzle game for the iPhone. Angry Birds has since been downloaded over 1 billion times, with paid downloads accounting for more than 25% of total downloads, making it one of the most sold games in the Apple App Store.
In March 2011 Rovio raised $42 million in venture capital funding from Accel Partners, Atomico and Felicis Ventures.
In July 2011, the company changed its name to Rovio Entertainment Ltd.
On 9 May 2012, Rovio announced that its mobile game sensation Angry Birds had reached its 1 billionth download. The Company's communications officer Sini Matikainen presented in an email: “We are so thankful to all of our fans for their support, and we can’t wait for them to see what we have coming up,”.
On 8 November 2012, Rovio released Angry Birds Star Wars, an iteration of its popular game.
Games developed 
- The Croods (2013)
- Angry Birds Star Wars (2012)
- Amazing Alex (2012)
- Bad Piggies (a spin-off from Angry Birds) (2012)
- Angry Birds Space (2012)
- Angry Birds Trilogy (a console video game which the game contains the first three of the popular mobile game series) (2012)
- Angry Birds Rio (2011)
- Angry Birds Seasons (2010)
- Angry Birds – iOS, N900 (2009), Palm webOS, Android, Symbian, Windows (2010), Mac OS X (2011), Windows Phone 7 (2011) bada Google Chrome (2011), BlackBerry PlayBook OS (2011), Wii U and Nintendo 3DS (2012), PlayStation 3, XBox 360, PlayStation Portable (2011) and PlayStation Vita (2012)
- Bounce Evolution - N900 (2009)
- Bounce Tales - N-Gage (2009)
- Bounce Touch - N-Gage
- Bounce Boing Voyage - N-Gage (2008)
- Burger Rush - J2ME
- Burnout - J2ME (2007)
- Collapse Chaos - J2ME
- Cyber Blood - J2ME
- Darkest Fear - iOS (2009), J2ME (2005)
- Darkest Fear 2 - J2ME
- Darkest Fear 3 - J2ME
- Desert Sniper - J2ME (2006)
- Dragon & Jade - J2ME
- Formula GP Racing - J2ME
- Gem Drop - J2ME (2008)
- Marine Sniper - J2ME
- Mole War - J2ME
- Need for Speed: Carbon - J2ME (2006)
- Paid to Kill - J2ME
- Paper Planes - J2ME (2008)
- Patron Angel - J2ME
- Playman Winter Games - J2ME
- Shopping Madness - J2ME (2008)
- Space Impact: Meteor Shield - N97, J2ME
- Star Marine - J2ME (2007)
- Sumea Ski Jump - J2ME
- Swat Elite Troops - J2ME
- US Marine Corps Scout Sniper - J2ME (2006)
- The Croods (2013, an app based off the movie of the same name from DreamWorks Animation)
- Totomi - iPhone, Flash, J2ME
- War Diary Burma - J2ME
- War Diary Torpedo - J2ME
- Wolfmoon - J2ME
- X-Factor 2008 - J2ME
Flash Games On Toastsoft
- EDGE, issue #252, April 2013, "Studio Profile: Rovio"
- "Rovio - Contact". Rovio. 2010-10-01. Retrieved 2010-10-01.
- "Rovio Passes a Billion Angry Birds Downloads, Still Mulling IPO - Ina Fried - Mobile". AllThingsD. 2012-05-09. Retrieved 2012-07-14.
- "Angry Birds Turn Rich, Get $42 Million in Funding". Mashable. March 10, 2011.
- Ratcliffe, Chris. ""Angry Birds" creator adds Futuremark Game Studio’s team to fleet of talent". Bloomberg. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
- Pan, Joann. "Rovia Rejoices Over Billionth Angry Birds Download". Mashable. Retrieved 9 May 2012.
- "Oh God, They Really Are Making Angry Birds: Star Wars". UPROXX.