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EA buying 'Angry Birds' publisher Chillingo

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 20 Oct 2010 22:00 User comments (4)

EA buying 'Angry Birds' publisher Chillingo Electronic Arts will purchase Chillingo, the publisher behind the blockbuster game "Angry Birds" in an effort to boost their mobile gaming catalog.
The software company will pay around $19 million for Chillingo.

EA has confirmed, however, that they will not get the intellectual property rights to "Angry Birds," which was developed by the Finnish company Rovio Mobile.

One analyst was surprised by the purchase because it lacked the IP for Angry Birds: "I'm kind of wondering what they bought," says Todd Mitchell, a Kaufman Bros analyst, via Reuters. "But in light of EA not getting the IP, they're buying the development platform to put their own IP on it in hopes of driving social networking and customers back to their own properties."

Chillingo's other popular game is "iDracula," a shooter available for iOS devices.

Concludes EA: "By acquiring Chillingo, EA Mobile is increasing its market leadership on the Apple platform as well as reaffirming its position as the world's leading wireless entertainment publisher."

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4 user comments

121.10.2010 4:13
davidike
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yep, the monopoly's continue to purchase up all the competition!

221.10.2010 12:31

EAten!

321.10.2010 22:07

the developers signing to EA are all fools. they'll milk your success then throw you out and head your team with a yes man. then when the last drop falls your entire team is absorbed or fired.



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422.10.2010 15:14

Originally posted by DXR88:
the developers signing to EA are all fools. they'll milk your success then throw you out and head your team with a yes man. then when the last drop falls your entire team is absorbed or fired.


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