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    Big things have been happening behind the scenes

    Just posted on Facebook:

    Big things have been happening behind the scenes, and today we can finally reveal that Futuremark Games Studio has been acquired by Rovio Entertainment, creator of Angry Birds. The deal was signed yesterday and we have already started working for our new avian masters.

    Building great communities was always one of the aims of our studio, so we would like to thank everyone who supported us here on Facebook or elsewhere. Look out for great things from Rovio in the future!


    Rovio acquires Futuremark Games Studio
    www.rovio.com
    Rovio announced today the acquisition of Futuremark Games Studio, the gaming arm of benchmarking software developer Futuremark.

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    Re: Big things have been happening behind the scenes, and today we can finally revea.

    That is indeed an amazing news.

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    Re: Big things have been happening behind the scenes, and today we can finally revea.

    [huh]

    What's going on..?
    What's up with the Space-Ship-Shooter?

    Hopefully there will be no "Angry Arconauts" game coming..

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    Re: Big things have been happening behind the scenes, and today we can finally revea.

    I was quite amazed to hear this. Congratulations....or is this a bad thing ?

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    Re: Big things have been happening behind the scenes, and today we can finally revea.

    Quote Originally posted by FM_kingkatt View Post
    [..] The deal was signed yesterday and we have already started working for our new avian masters.

    Building great communities was always one of the aims of our studio, so we would like to thank everyone who supported us here on Facebook or elsewhere. Look out for great things from Rovio in the future!
    Kingkatt.. does this mean, that "Futuremark Games Studio" is completly closed?
    No more games from FM?

    I mean dont get me wrong.. Rovio made a very good move with acquiring great devs..

    Regards

    Michael

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    Re: Big things have been happening behind the scenes, and today we can finally revea.

    Quote Originally posted by Becks21 View Post
    Kingkatt.. does this mean, that "Futuremark Games Studio" is completly closed? No more games from FM?
    Sadly Michael, that is exactly what it means. All game projects have been cancelled though we are exploring options for the XBLA version of Unstoppable Gorg as it is reasonably close to completed.

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    Re: Big things have been happening behind the scenes, and today we can finally revea.

    Quote Originally posted by FM_kingkatt View Post
    Sadly Michael, that is exactly what it means. All game projects have been cancelled though we are exploring options for the XBLA version of Unstoppable Gorg as it is reasonably close to completed.
    Well then.. honestly I was eagerly waiting for that Space-Ship-Shooter..

    But hey.. let me tell you that the last years have been a blast!
    I wish you guys all the best for your future [thumbsup]

    Cheers

    Michael

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    Re: Big things have been happening behind the scenes

    Hopefully FM will now focus its attention on the community, the very community that once made FM benchmark products great and relevant.

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    Really sad news. SH will always be a classic in my opinion. Wishing all the very best to the whole team.

    kickstarting the remaining development on that SH follow-up shooter we saw the teaser for might well see it get finished (assuming Rovio haven't buried all the rights).

    Good luck guys!
    Sparks

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