Rovio has launched a brand new Angry Birds-less puzzle game for mobile called Sugar Blast.
Sugar Blast is a casual tap-to-match puzzle game that's free-to-play with in-app purchases.
Since July 2019, the game had been in early release in some markets, being downloaded 150,000 times and earning $200,000.
“The mission with Sugar Blast was to create a compelling visual theme that introduces our proven gameplay to an even wider audience,” said Rovio head of games Alex Pelletier-Normand.
“As a result, the team has done a fantastic job creating a cute and vibrant world that fits perfectly with the game’s satisfying and stress-free feel. I’m pleased to say we now have two games in our portfolio which, while leveraging the same novel core gameplay, co-exist happily through their appeal to different audiences.”
The Finish developer is best known for its Angry Birds franchise, which started in 2009 and has since seen many sequels, spin-offs and two movies.
Rovio made it into PGbiz’s top 50 mobile game makers for 2019.