Deal marks Rovio's first partnership with a Korean developer.
“Korea is a major market for us, and we recognize the need for partnering with a great local developer,” says Wilhelm Taht, head of games, Rovio. “The minds at NHN Studio629 are a great fit for us, and we share a similar vision for delighting consumers. The studio’s unique reach into other Asian markets also fits well with our strategy to capitalize on growth in mobile games markets across the region.”
Under the deal, Rovio will provide the "Angry Birds" IP and NHN Studio629 will design, develop, publish and service the game’s live operations in Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan and Japan. The two companies may then decide to take the partnership global at a later stage, in which case Rovio would publish the game in other markets.
“The partnership with Rovio will provide us the opportunity to jump
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