The former GM of EA Easy Oskar Burman is heading up Rovio’s new Stockholm studio, it has been revealed.
Burman left free-to-play outfit EA Easy last month after a year at the studio, saying he felt it was time for a change and that there was an “exciting shiny new thing waiting for me”.
At Rovio he will be responsible for leading operations and staffing up the Sweden office, which will focus on supporting the Angry Birds developer in current and upcoming projects.
“Rovio impressed me right from the start with their ability to think and execute in a big way,” said Burman.
“When other game publishers are satisfied with building a great game, Rovio builds a 360 degree entertainment experience, where the great game is just the start.
"I’m super excited to set up Rovio’s first development studio outside Finland, and over the years to come, create awesome entertainment delighting people from every corner of the world.”
Rovio EVP Petri Järvilehto added: “Oskar’s experience, vision, and track record speaks for itself. We’re delighted to welcome Oskar to the flock and look forwarding to building a highly creative games development team in Stockholm under his leadership.”
As well as heading up free-to-play developer EA Easy, Burman has previously worked as studio manager at Just Cause outfit Avalanche, whilst he is also a board member at Swedish games industry trade body Dataspelsbranschen.