Antti Stén and Tuomas Erikoinen have broken free of Angry Birds
developer Rovio to start their own studio, Boomlagoon
. Stén, Rovio's former lead server architect, and Erikoinen, former lead artist, want to make "convivial and intriguing games," according to Boomlagoon's motto. We bet they were tempted to throw "non-fowl-related" in there, too, but figured it was unnecessary.
Stén is chief executive officer while Erikoinen is chief creative officer; they refer to themselves as "Mr. Plan" and "Mr. Action," respectively. They plan to make games for web and mobile platforms, starting with HTML 5 titles.
"If we play our cards right, we just might end up with the next Angry Birds
," Stén told Venture Beat.