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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Angry Birds and Angry Staff as 213 are laid off by Rovio

Rovio have trimmed their staff by 213 from 700 as tough times hit the games download sector.

What became a must have game 'Angry Birds' was/is played by millions. However despite new levels and modes a couple of movies and a cartoon series it has been difficult to keep players playing and more importantly paying.

From the Rovio official blog...
"Rovio Entertainment will restructure and concentrate its activities around three primary business areas: games, media and consumer products. The negotiations applied to the whole organization, excluding those working on the production of the The Angry Birds Movie in the United States and Canada. The company will actively provide career support for those made redundant as a result of the reorganization."

Tough times need tough decisions and to lose almost half your staff must hurt.

Angry Bird original level video walkthroughs here on gamezplay -

gameboyuk on YouTube over 77 million views #gamezplay