‘Angry Birds’ maker is slashing staff

Rovio Entertainment Oy, the maker of the popular mobile game “Angry Birds,” is planning on cutting a third of the jobs in a second round of cuts as sales wane.

Angry Birds burst onto the scene a few years ago and is one of the most popular mobile games of all time, but later titles have failed to duplicate the success of Angry Birds and have led to staff cuts, according to a Bloomberg report.

Rovio, which is based in Finland, will cut as many as 260 jobs. Currently, the company has about 700 employees.

Angry Birds remains a popular title, but other newer games have surpassed it in popularity, including Clash of Clans and Candy Crush Saga. New games such as Amazing Alex and Plunder Pirates haven’t quite caught on as much as Angry Birds did.

Last year, the company cut 110 jobs.


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