Angry Birds Revive the Finnish Economy

As Nokia fired 3,500 employees and prepares to close its plant in Romania, it is pretty obvious that things are not actually peachy for the communications giant, nor for the Finnish economy. Now it is the duty of the Angry Birds to straighten things out.

The decline of Nokia seems to have started when Stephen Elop, the first foreign CEO of the company in its 146 years of history, announced that Symbian, the operating system found on the Nokia terminals, would be replaced by Microsoft’s Windows Mobile. While Nokia fires people, other Finnish companies fill out their openings at an impressive speed. However, it is not only the responsibility of Rovio (the developer of the Angry Birds) to revive the Finnish economy, but also of several other startups, such as Supercell, an Internet gaming firm.

In the above video, which made its online appearance a few days ago, you will see three angry birds that give high praise to the Google Chrome web browser. The notable thing is that the three developers of Angry Birds, namely Peter Vesterbacka (CMO of Rovio), Jaakko lisalo (Senior Game Designer of Angry Birds) and Serdar Soganci (Web Games Manager) are the ones to do the voice-over for the clip. The advantages of Google Chrome, according to these three birds, include the auto-updates, the “amazing frame rate capabilities” and the WebGL support.

Some of the aspects discussed about in this video include the number of past and estimated future downloads of the Angry Birds app for Google Chrome, as well as a pie-chart of the “Source of Bird Anger”. In that particular pie-chart, the economy represents only a slice of 4% of the source of anger, but there is no doubt that the creators of the Angry Birds are in fact more concerned about the economy than they would let us think. After all, the ones who play this game, either on Google Chrome or on smartphones and tablets, want to have fun and hence should not be demoralized by a depressing video stating that the economy is the source of bird anger, say, 90% of the time. Hopefully, with the help of Rovio and the other Finnish startups, the economy of this country will get back on track. After all, there are many of us who are waiting for countless sequels to the original Angry Birds game.

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