Rovio the company behind the popular Angry Birds franchise has just confirmed that it has acquired the rights the Casey’s Contraptions IP from its developers Snappy Touch and Mystery Coconut. After a purported tease yesterday by the company for the physics-based puzzler of a game, it seems that this will officially be the first title Rovio is venturing outside of the Angry Birds games.
VP of franchise development Ville Heijari said, “Working with Noel (Llopis, Snappy Touch founder) and Miguel (A.Friginal, Mystery Coconut founder) has been fantastic, and this is a game that we all fell in love with from the first play. The gameplay is a perfect fit in our arsenal with its approachable, fun and highly addictive take on the physics puzzler genre. We are currently reworking the title to enhance it and getting ready to re-introduce it in a true ‘expect the unexpected’ Rovio style launch to an even larger audience.”
Heijari also explained that due to this revamp, the game which is originally for the iPad has now been removed from the App Store with the hope of extending the new version to first iOS and subsequently Android platforms which will be followed by “other platforms rapidly after that.”