updated 05:54 pm EDT, Fri May 11, 2012
Original title not available on the iOS store pending rerelease
On Finnish television, Rovio CEO Mikael Hed told presenters that Rovio's next game is titled Amazing Alex. The game will feature educational elements and revolve around the titular Alex, a "curious young boy who loves to build things." No release date has been announced.
The television broadcast announcement comes on the tail of a GoDaddy registration for Amazingalex.com by Rovio Mobile Limited, and the report that Rovio had confirmed the acquisition of IP rights to Casey's Contraptions, an existing iOS game from developers Snappy Touch and Mystery Coconut.
The existing Casey's Contraptions application is a physics-based puzzler in the vein of the classic Dynamix series The Incredible Machine from the 1990s. Given oddball devices and other objects, every level has a goal whether it be moving a ball from point A to B, a truck up an incline, or other such physics based puzzles. The application was available for the iPad only in the middle of March and is currently unavailable on the iTunes App store, likely pending rebranding and revision by Roxio.
Roxio has recently crossed one billion total downloads spanning the entire Angry Birds series. Reportedly, Roxio management is also considering an initial public offering.