Reminder: How Angry Birds Came Into Being
In an excellent recent thread on Quora titled “Which startups have the best stories?”, the incredible story of Angry Birds came up and we’d like to remind all of our readers about it again. It’s really remarkable as Steve Jobs pointed out that the only thing that separates the good entrepreneurs from the not so good entrepreneurs in the eyes of society is pure perseverance.
Here you go -
In 2003 some Finnish guys decided to convert their love for making games into a video games company. They made one game after another in the hope that one of them would catch on.
After 51 games and 6 years in, they were still at it. Their 52nd game was a slingshot puzzle game about some birds. Yes, the company is called Rovio, makers of Angry Birds.
Today, they have over a billion users, 500 employees and partnerships with some of the world’s most recognizable names like Star Wars, NASA and the Chinese government.
However, the story only goes to show how it took them 51 failures to become a success.