1. As Rovio Restructures, Angry Bird Alums Launch Lightneer To Build Learning Games

    As Rovio Restructures, Angry Bird Alums Launch Lightneer To Build Learning Games

    Last week, when Helsinki-based Angry Birds publisher Rovio confirmed it would cut 213 jobs, it also said it would shut down its education division, with some of its education employees forming a spinoff. Today, an educational gaming startup called Lightneer is launching in Helsinki. It is not the spinoff Rovio had referred to. But that doesn’t make it any less infused with Rovio…

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    1. Lauri and I had an idea about a particular game that we never were able to make at Rovio.
    2. Lightneer was just one of those all too rare opportunities to support something that feels fresh and vital.
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    4. Lightneer was just one of those all too rare opportunities to support something that feels fresh and vital.
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