Angry Birds maker Rovio admits slow growth, plans to lay off 16% of its staff

By Himanshu Arora ยท 9 replies
Oct 2, 2014
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  1. Finland-based Rovio Entertainment, maker of the popular Angry Birds franchise, has said it is laying off up to 130 employees, or approximately 16% of its total workforce, admitting that the number of employees had swelled based on "assumptions of faster...

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  2. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 1,936   +1,101

    Never bank on fads.
    This is a simple app with some replay value, that's already hit its peak.
  3. About time that people realize this game was big for max of 2 years, after that it became repetitive. Im surprised that it lasted this long.
  4. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,663   +1,949

    Rename into Hungry Birds, and have birds eat the pigs.
  5. Railman

    Railman TS Booster Posts: 708   +101

    I just got annoyed with the ads. Used to switch off wifi to avoid them. Also got annoyed that to progress you would have to purchase add-ons.
  6. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder This guy again... Posts: 2,198   +593

    I think this game has already been played out in all honesty and in reality it was nothing too special except in its timing and image. I applaud them for making something so successful (As I am sure everyone wishes they had thought of it) but the reality is they are pretty arrogant to keep thinking that the game is going to keep exponentially growing just by changing a few images and adding a few new features constantly.

    The company really needs to put more efforts into other areas instead of just straight up on the Angry Birds idea.
  7. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,372   +69

    Ellen plugged angry birds on her national show today. Wish she'd plug my app.
  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,972   +2,527

    Unless it's called, "Angry Lesbians", dream on....:oops:
    NTAPRO likes this.
  9. They didn't know when to get off the gravy train smh
  10. Only great multiplayer can last a long time

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