Rovio, developer behind the immensely popular “Angry Birds” games, has announced its acquisition of fellow Finnish developer, Futuremark Games Studio, continuing a rapid expansion into different branches of entertainment. Parent company Futuremark will remain independent and refocus on benchmarking software as it did before Futuremark Games Studio made its début with “Shattered Horizon”.
“I would like to thank everyone who played one of our games and those of you in the press who helped bring our games to a wider audience,” wrote Futuremark CEO Jukka Mäkinen in an email sent out this morning. “I am proud of the games we released and delighted that the potential of our talented games team has been recognised by our friends at Rovio. I am sure they will go on to make great games together.”
“They are an incredibly talented and experienced team, and we are thrilled to have them on board,” added Mikael Hed, Rovio Entertainment CEO. “Rovio’s success is founded on the excellence of our team, and Futuremark Games Studio is going to be a superb addition.”