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Former Rovio trio go it alone, get funding

Former Rovio trio go it alone, get funding

Finnish startup Boomlagoon has secured financial backing and will soon launch its first game.

Former Angry Birds developers Antti Stén, Tuomas Erikoinen, and Ilkka Halila formed the studio in April but have only now secured a deal with Jari Ovaskainen and London Venture Partners to make their official debut. 

Stén has previous startup experience at Digital Chocolate and is credited with building Rovio's cloud architecture from scratch.

Erikoinen was one of the original Angry Birds team members, providing the visuals for the mega-franchise.

A veteran of the indie and open source community, Halila was lead programmer at Rovio.

Sister site Develop has more on this story.

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Tags: rovio , funding , finland

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