Rovio partners with YouTube for Retry mobile game launch

By John Glenday | Reporter

October 22, 2014 | 1 min read

Angry Birds producer Rovio has partnered with YouTube to bring the video platform’s hit Slow Mo Guys to its Retry mobile game, a retro homage to the 8-bit era which its producers hope will become the next big thing.

The partnership will allow for the seamless integration of branded content into the game which will dovetail with a media campaign promoting the Slow Mo Guys across key EMEA markets.

Jami Laes, executive vice president of games at Rovio Entertainment said: “Rovio is all about fun, quirky and surprising elements, and that certainly describes The Slow Mo Guys. Through our products and partnerships we always want to delight our fans in unexpected ways, and this level certainly fits the bill.”

Richard Waterworth, head of YouTube consumer marketing EMEA added: “We're really happy to partner with Rovio to launch RETRY in EMEA. The fun, retro tone of the game and the target audience are a perfect fit to engage with fans of The Slow Mo Guys.”

The partnership was brokered by global digital agency Essence.

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