Rovio Mobile Ltd. or Rovio is a Finnish computer game developer founded in 2003 as Relude, and in 2005 renamed as Rovio, based in Helsinki, Finland. The company is best known for its game Angry Birds for the Apple iPhone and Nokia N900.

Company history

In 2003, three students from Helsinki University of Technology, Niklas Hed, Jarno Väkeväinen, and Kim Dikert participated in a mobile game development competition 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 Digital Chocolate), and renamed to Mole War, which became the first commercial real-time multiplayer mobile game in the world.

In January 2005, Relude received its first round of investment from a business angel, and the company changed its name to Rovio Mobile.[2]

In December 2009 Rovio released Angry Birds, a catapult-puzzle game for the iPhone, it has since sold over 4 million copies[3] becoming one of the most sold games in the AppStore.

Games developed


  1. Number of employees. Bloomberg BusinessWeek (2010-05-20). Retrieved on 2010-05-20
  2. Rovio company webpage

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