Angry Birds creator Rovio to expand to Sweden

In a recent announcement pertaining to its expansion plans, Angry Birds creator Rovio Entertainment said that it has plans underway to spread out to Sweden, with the opening of a new development studio in Stockholm.

Going by the disclosure by Petri Järvilehto – the executive vice president of games at Ravio -, the company was “excited” at the prospect of expanding to Stockholm, Sweden, as the move will give it an opportunity to work in one of the “gaming and innovation hotspots” in Europe.

In fact, with the company’s expansion move to Sweden already on the cards, it is looking for a suitable general manager to handle the proceedings at the new office.

In addition, with Ravio also reportedly planning to employ 20 to 30 workers within a span of one year, Järvilehto said that the company is “constantly on the lookout for great new talent”; and added that the year 2012 has all indications of turning out to be “a big year in gaming” for the company.

Already, Ravio appears to be in the thick of great things this year --- its March 22-launched Angry Birds Space version has been downloaded more than 10 million times within three days of its launch; and the company, earlier this week, completed the acquisition of Finland-based developer Futuremark Games Studio - the studio behind the creation of PC zero gravity FPS Shattered Horizon, and the Unstoppable Gorg title for the iPad, PC and Mac.