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Rovio Looks Beyond Angry Birds With The Croods, a Movie Tie-In Game

Continuing its effort to create hits beyond the Angry Birds, Rovio announced plans Friday for The Croods, a game tied to the DreamWorks Animation movie of the same name.

Rovio The Croods

The game, which is slated to arrive March 14, is the latest collaboration with DreamWorks, as Rovio also did Angry Birds Rio — a tie-in with the movie “Rio.”

Last year, Rovio released Amazing Alex, its first big non-Angry Birds title since the avians took off. It flew to the top of the charts, like other Rovio titles, but quickly came back to earth.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus