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Rovio Entertainment Acquires Darkfire Games in Copenhagen

Darkfire Games joins the Rovio Entertainment list of studios, bringing new genres, games and properties to the portfolio.

License Global

June 3, 2020

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Specializing in RPGs, free-to-play mobile game studio Darkfire Games (formerly Wargaming Denmark) has now become Rovio Copenhagen after the “Angry Birds” developer acquired all outstanding shares in the company for an undisclosed sum.

As part of the acquisition, Rovio takes on the studio’s currently soft-launched mobile RPG, Darkfire Heroes, with Rovio Copenhagen continuing to operate as an independent studio focusing on mobile RPGs.

“We are very excited to have Darkfire Games joining Rovio’s network of game studios,” says Kati Levoranta, chief executive officer, Rovio. “This strengthens our game genre mastery and expansion to mid-core games, where we see attractive opportunities in RPG’s. In addition, there is a great strategic and cultural fit for both teams. The talented team in Copenhagen will be a fantastic addition to Rovio’s already highly skilled flock.”

The studio’s game development will continue in Copenhagen, with Rovio providing synergies and support for the studio in central functions and areas such as user acquisition, technology, analytics and live operations.  

“We are excited and proud to be joining Rovio, a company that shares our ambitions for high quality and innovative games,” says Rune Vendler, head, Copenhagen studio. “We’re looking forward to becoming part of the company that created a mobile game phenomenon in 2009 and has since grown to be one of the leaders in mobile gaming. We are also excited that we will be able to leverage Rovio’s vast skills and expertise to create fantastic RPG games.”

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