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The Guy Who Ruined 'Angry Birds'

Mans Wide  (Executive Producer, Rovio)

Location: Room 2002, West Hall

Date: Wednesday, March 20

Time: 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Pass Type: All Access, GDC Conference + Summits, GDC Conference - Get your pass now!

Topic: Design, Production & Team Management

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: All

"Would you be comfortable working on a sequel?" With 4 billion downloads, 'Angry Birds' is without doubt one of the biggest game ever made. In this session, Mans will take the audience on a journey. It's a journey that started 5 years ago with being given the incredibly scary task of figuring out how to make a sequel to the (possibly) most popular premium game of all time. A sequel that had to be free-to-play. This is the story about how 'Angry Birds 2' came to life.


A very honest story about the good and bad decisions that ultimately made it possible to transfer the 'Angry Birds' gameplay from one business format into a completely different one.

Intended Audience

Anyone interested in the games industry.