Angry Birds Creator Rovio Buys Futuremark Games Studio

It has today been announced that Rovio the company behind the phenomenally popular Angry Birds game, has just purchased the gaming arm of the Futuremark company, the PC benchmarking specialists.

Futuremark Games Studio have created games such as Unstoppable Gorg, Hungribles and Shattered Horizon, which have been developed for PC , iOS devices and Mac.

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Angry Birds Space Hits 10 Million Downloads

Rovio Mobile launched their latest installment in the Angry Birds saga last week, Angry Birds Space, which is available on a number of different platforms which include Android, iOS and the PC and Mac.

We heard on the weekend that Angry Birds Space had made it to the top of the charts on Apple’s app store, and now we get some details on just how popular the game has become since its launch.

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Angry Birds Space Not Coming To Windows Phone

Yesterday Rovio Mobile launched their latest Angry Birds game, Angry Birds space, and the game is now available on the PC and Mac, plus Android and iOS.

It looks like Rovio Mobile has no plans to bring Angry Birds Space to Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform, and according to Rovio it is too expensive for them to bring the game to Microsoft’s platform at the moment.

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Angry Birds Space coming on March 22

Well, what do you know, Rovio is pushing out another Angry Birds game! Surprised? Didn’t think so. Though details are scarce, a couple of brief teasers have told us that there is a new game calledAngry Birds Space that will be flung into app stores next month. It will be the fourth full game for the franchise, after Angry BirdsAngry Birds Seasons, and the movie tie-in Angry Birds: Rio.

The teaser trailer (below) and an even less-informative website are all we have to go on at this point. A bird that is either robotic or wearing a spacesuit is used in the promo, as well as the phrase “one small fling for a bird, one quantum leap for bird kind.”

Considering the franchise’s formula and the subject material, we can probably expect long distance shots at space structures. It could be similar to the low-gravity levels that were introduced in last summer’s Angry Birds Seasons: Summer Pignics update (pictured, right). Who will be the enemies this time around? Pigs? Aliens? Your guess is as good as ours.

One of the few details that is revealed is that game’s release date. Angry Birds Space will arrive on March 22 (just in time to enjoy on your iPad 3′s retina display). No platform details were released, but we would expect to see this on both iOS and Android at launch.

Angry Birds has established itself as the king of casual gaming, but we could see smartphones and tablets begin to transition into more serious gaming platforms. Now that the devices are picking up quad-core chips and more powerful GPUs, 2012 could be the year that the line between mobile devices and dedicated consoles blur.

With that said, Angry Birds — and Rovio’s mega-empire of merchandise — isn’t going away anytime soon. You can see the latest installment’s trailer below; just don’t expect much juicy info:

Courtesy:geek.com

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