Updated: Everything you ever wanted to know about: Angry Birds.
Posted on 16 Mar ’11
Update (13/09) – Added link below about the Angry Birds Merchandise Shipping.
If you are an avid smart phone developer or just a simple game lover, you will appreciate the easy addictive qualities of a game like Angry Birds. Developed by a Finnish game developer, Rovio, this amazing game has been on the top 10 list in the apple app store forever. Some are saying that Rovio is the next best thing to come out of Finland, next to Nokia….only time will tell, and so will brand image.
I am hooked on this game, and also as a budding entrepreneur, I love reading about the business and brand that has made Angry Birds what it is today. So here are all the most interesting articles I have come across for Angry Birds over the last while…happy reading.
- Angry Birds Cinematic Trailer – one of the first mobile games to have a cinematic trailer, this was a really cool move by Rovio.
- The origins of Angry Birds – The article is a WIRED article about the origins of the founders of Rovio and how the game came to life. It is a really good read….for example did you know Angry Birds was the 52nd title of a nearly bankrupt company, which eventually ended up being the saving grace for Rovio.
- Angry Birds – Secret to success – As it says on the tin, how they got so successful…just good business really.
- The Angry Birds brand – A good article about the brand that Rovio has built around Angry Birds.
- The Angry Birds Shop – Part of the brand image….but makes up 40% of the revenue behind Angry Birds…amazing…they are really building brand recognition here.
- Angry Birds Merchandise Logistics – How Rovio ship their merchandise using a combination of Common Wealth Toys & Novelty, Shopify, and ShipWire.
- The physics of Angry Birds – For the more curious people out there, here is an article by WIRED, which explains (by video) the physics behind the game…if you ever want to create an Angry Birds type killer app.
- The Angry Birds….the birds themselves – a small article, but it explains the various birds in the game…cute….who dreams this stuff up.
- Conan O’Brien plays life size Angry Birds – I thought I would include this…it was quite funny how popular this game really is. Video is Conan O’Brien playing life sized Angry Birds (created in Finland), knocking over IKEA (made in Sweden)…lol…take that Sweden!
As I come across more articles, I will update the page here.