Boomlagoon, a new games studio from three former Angry Bird developers, is expected to launch its first game imminently after securing backing from Finnish investor Jari Ovaskainen and London Venture Partners.
Boomlagoon was founded in April 2012 by Antti Stén, who has worked for Digital Chocolate and Angry Birds developer Rovio, Tuomas Erikoinen, who was responsible for Angry Birds’ visuals, and Ilkka Halila, formerly lead programmer at Rovio. It is headquartered in Helsinki and describes itself as “a mobile game developer focused on making convivial and intriguing games for the global mobile sector”.
As part of the deal, Ovaskainen, who founded Iobox, and LVP general partner David Gardner join the Boomlagoon board.
Ovaskainen said, “Boomlagoon has the skills, knowledge and industry experience required to develop world class games. They are on track for building a massive business franchise with a compelling pipeline of upcoming titles.”