Boomlagoon, the team of veteran game developers that came out of Rovio, have announced the release of their new game LINE Nutlings Tournament. A direct follow-up to their first successful release, Noble Nutlings, this outing see the Nutlings return in a form that puts social competitive gaming at the forefront and partners with a communications app that brings their game straight to the attention of over 200 million users.
Over 600,000 downloads in just 7 days and a steady 300,000 in daily average users would be dream launch statistics for most mobile gaming companies. In Finland, however, it is becoming a standard occurrence.
Noble Nutlings by Boomlagoon gives proof to the fact that Helsinki is fast becoming the mobile gaming capital of the world. The game is already rocking the charts worldwide.
Boomlagoon was founded by three ex-Rovio employees and this is definitely seen in the quality of the game, its production value, enjoyment and overall fun. Unfortunately it is also seen heavily in the game mechanics, general feeling of the game, design and features.
Boomlagoon, a company formed by Antti Stén (Ex-Rovio Lead Server Architect) and Tuomas Erikoinen (Ex-Rovio Lead Game Artist, yes, he drew the Angry Birds) just received a round of funding by a rather impressive duo - Jari Ovaskainen and a seasoned games investor London Venture Partners, represented by David Gardner.
Ovaskainen was the founder of Iobox, which was sold to Telefonica for €215m while David Gardner is best known for being the former CEO of Atari, and EVP & COO of Electronic Arts. Notably, they both invested in Supercell as well.