- Animated Dreams
Animation and Expansion at Rovio Entertainment - Nick Dorra (Finland)
Nick Dorra, the head of Rovio Entertainment’s animation department, will talk about the strategies involved in transforming Rovio from just a mobile games designer into a full-fledged entertainment company. Animated projects outside games play a big part in the company’s thinking. Dorra will be sharing some insights into what Rovio is working towards, and also touch on what it is like to work for Rovio as an animator. Rovio is an industry-changing entertainment media company based in Finland, and the creator of the globally successful Angry Birds franchise. Rovio was founded in 2003 as a mobile game development studio, and the company has developed several award-winning titles for various mobile platforms. In 2009, Rovio released Angry Birds, a casual puzzle game for touchscreen smartphones, that became an international phenomenon within a year of release, and is now the number one paid app of all time. Rovio is rapidly expanding its activities in broadcast media, merchandising, publishing and services.
Nick Dorra is the head of animation department at Rovio Entertainment, the company behind the runaway mobile game hit Angry Birds. Prior to joining Rovio he worked as a consultant and freelancer in animation production, on various projects including the highly successful Finnish 3D feature Niko and the Way to the Stars. He has 14 years of experience in producing animation, events and interactive media and is an active member of Finnanimation, the Finnish animation producer’s association.