ANGRY BIRDS 10TH ANNIVERSARY #BringTheAnger CAMPAIGN CONTINUES WITH THE REVEAL OF THE “VENTING MACHINE”
ESPOO, Finland – 19 November 2019 – Rovio Entertainment continues to count down to the official 10th anniversary of Angry Birds on 11 December 2019 with its #BringTheAnger campaign, which aims to show how anger can be converted into positive action! Now, hot off the wheels of the world’s first anger-powered scooter – the Rage Rider – Rovio is ready to unveil its next showstopper: the Angry Birds Venting Machine!Accepting anger as its payment method, the “Venting Machine” offers special prizes for anyone willing to give it a good bash, shout or shake. To get the most use out of this furious machine, Rovio is debuting the Venting Machine in one of the world’s most infamously agitating destinations: New York City’s Times Square! The Machine will be available for one day only (northwest corner, 45th St. & Broadway) on 21 November between 12pm-8pm ET*.Showing passers-by how to #BringTheAnger and convert their rage into rewards will be WWE Superstar The Big Show, who will be demonstrating the unique properties of the Venting Machine. Also joining live at the unveiling will be popular YouTube creators such as Deestroying, Team Edge and Lexi Hensler, part of a team of over 25 influencers – including Mr Beast – helping to spread the campaign’s message about using anger to affect positive change in the world.
In addition, Rovio – through its Angry Birds 2 mobile game – has teamed up with one of its existing partners, UNICEF Finland, for a #BringTheAnger in-game event encouraging players to pop as many pigs as they can throughout November to promote good around the world. The event will culminate in a $100k donation to UNICEF’s Education in Emergencies fund, which supports education for children in conflict zones and other emergencies across the globe. Players do not need to donate any money in game to participate — they just need to play! The campaign’s supporting influencers have also been driving their fans to support the event.
The Venting Machine is one of multiple activations and events that roll out from now through December to celebrate 10 years of Angry Birds. The #BringTheAnger campaign is created in partnership between Rovio and Droga5, part of Accenture Interactive, with the Venting Machine brought to life through Brooklyn-based 10XBeta.
About Rovio Entertainment
Rovio Entertainment Corporation is a global, games-first entertainment company that creates, develops and publishes mobile games which have been downloaded 4.5 billion times so far. Rovio is best known for the global Angry Birds brand, which started as a popular mobile game in 2009 and has since evolved from games to various entertainment and consumer products in brand licensing. Today Rovio offers multiple mobile games and animations and has produced The Angry Birds Movie, which opened number one in theatres in 50 countries. Its sequel, The Angry Birds Movie 2, released worldwide in August 2019. Rovio is headquartered in Finland and the company's shares are listed on the main list of NASDAQ Helsinki stock exchange with the trading code ROVIO. (www.rovio.com)
* NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Venting Machine offered on 11/21 bet. 12 & 8 pm. Prizes available while supplies last. Participation is first come, first served & not guaranteed. If <18, parent/guardian required. Participation is at user’s sole risk & liability. Signed release required to participate. Available prizes depend on Sponsor’s determination of applicable prize category. Most will win a prize valued at $50 or less. See Official Rules posted at Venting Machine for full details.