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Angry Birds creator acquires Shattered Horizon developer

Rovio picks up Futuremark Games Studio for an undisclosed fee

Rovio has acquired fellow Finland-based developer Futuremark Games Studio, the gaming arm of PC benchmarking software maker Futuremark.

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The Angry Birds creator picked up the developer of PC zero gravity FPS Shattered Horizon and iPad, PC and Mac title Unstoppable Gorg for an undisclosed fee.

Futuremark CEO Jukka Mäkinen said: "I am proud to see the potential of our talented games team recognised by Rovio.

"Futuremark will now focus on supporting gamers and industry with 3DMark, our professional grade benchmark which, in a new version to be released later this year, will allow unified gaming performance comparison across operating systems and form factors for the first time."

Rovio said yesterday that its latest release, Angry Birds Space, had been downloaded over ten million times in less than three days.

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