Rovio Buys Casey’s Contraptions

The developers of the wildly successful Angry Birds franchise clearly aren’t the type to rest on their laurels. Earlier today Rovio’s Ville Heijari, VP of franchise development, confirmed that they had bought the rights to Casey’s Contraptions from Snappy Touch and Mystery Coconut.

As you can see from the screenshot above, this is physics game that requires you to build a Rube Goldberg machine for each level. I can see why Rovio would want it; it looks like it would be a nice expansion to Angry Birds.

The developers have already pulled their game from the market in anticipation of the sale. Rovio is currently working on rebranding the title while tweaking the gameplay to bring it up to the level that gamers have come to expect from Rovio.

“Working with (developers) Noel and Miguel has been fantastic, and this is a game that we all fell in love with from the first play,” Heijari wrote in email to TechCrunch. “The gameplay is a perfect fit in our arsenal with its approachable, fun and highly addictive take on the physics puzzler genre.”