Rovio has soft-launched a new Angry Birds game in the UK and Finland on iOS and Android.
Called Angry Birds Dream Blast, it appears not too dissimilar to Rovio’s 2016 release Angry Birds Blast and works around a more traditional puzzle.
Instead of the usual launch-to-destroy structure breaker, gameplay revolves around bubble popping.
Groups of similarly coloured dream bubbles will pop when tapped and special powers will be unleashed when lots of bubbles are combined.
Break on through
The games release follows on a conflicting year for Rovio following its September 2017 IPO.
April saw Rovio reveal increased annual sales by 55 per cent and net profit by 94 per cent, but the earnings contrasted with the information that Rovio had the worst performing game stock of 2017 and Q1 2018.
As of April, Rovio’s stock had gone down 59 per cent since it floated in total.
For the quarter ending June 30th 2018, however, Angry Birds 2 saw gross bookings grow 44 per cent, bringing in $33.9m in Q2.
Rovio’s total revenue for the quarter came to $81.9 million, which was a decrease of $10.2 million thanks to last year’s revenue peak alongside the Angry Birds Movie.