Helsinki, Finland, 14th December 2007: Finnish Games Developer Rovio today announced the appointment of game developer specialist PR agency Peppermint P to handle their account, ahead of a raft of major announcements from the firm in 2008.
Rovio's Sales and Marketing Director, Ed Valiente, commented, "Rovio has been doing some great things over the past couple of years without really shouting about them and, as we are on the brink of several major announcements and the release of some important new technology strategies, we need the expertise of a firm like Peppermint P to utilise their knowledge of the media platforms that are important to our business as we move into this new phase".
Based in Helsinki, Finland, Rovio specialises in developing for mobile and handheld gaming platforms and is considered a technology leader in development for the J2ME, BREW, Symbian and N-Gage platforms, as well as being a licensed developer for Nintendo DS. Its close working relationship with near neighbour Nokia positions Rovio as a leading technology partner for the upcoming release of the phone handset manufacturer's flagship gaming platform, N-Gage.
Peppermint P Director, Keef Sloan added, "In many ways, Rovio are our ideal client. They have an experienced team and an enviable track record but are still very much a well-kept secret. We are looking forward to working closely with Ed and his team to build and maintain the profile they deserve."
Rovio develops and publishes its own IP as well as creating games for other companies. The firm already works with some of the biggest names in the sector including Nokia, Electronic Arts, Vivendi Universal, Real Networks / Mr.Goodliving and Namco Bandai Games.
Peppermint P specialises in working with clients in the games and mobile development industries. For more information see: www.peppermintp.co.uk or call: +44 203 239 9160
Annankatu 31-33C, 00100 Helsinki, Finland. Tel: +358 45 114 3510
PO Box 1209, Knaphill, Woking, Surrey. GU21 9AN. Tel: +44 203 239 9160
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This press release was issued by Peppermint P - the Development Industry's specialist PR agency. Find out more at: www.peppermintp.co.uk
-- About Rovio --
Rovio is a leading European mobile, wireless and handheld platform games developer that both develops and publishes its own IP and also produces high-quality games for some of the largest companies in the sector.
Rovio has been based in Helsinki, Finland since it was founded in 2004. It focuses its expertise in 2D and 3D productions for J2ME, Symbian and BREW devices and has won awards for its original IP which combines in depth stories, stunning graphics and unique-for-mobile designs. Its in-house R-Tool porting platform guarantees support for hundreds of devices.
The company website is located at: www.rovio.com
-- About Peppermint P --
Peppermint P are a PR agency that specializes in the video game, mobile and entertainment sectors. The management team brings over thirty years of video game PR and Marketing experience having worked in a variety of in-house and agency roles across the sector.
The company offers a unique specialist service for the video game development industry, giving those clients access to an experienced team, but for an affordable price.
The company's website is located at: www.peppermintp.co.uk