Last time in Street Viewtiful, we went to Finland to check out the shiny offices of Angry Birds developers Rovio. That got me wondering about British mobile super-publisher, Chillingo.
Firstly, I seem to have missed the news that they were bought by EA last year. And that Clickgamer.com – the current publisher of Angry Birds, taking over from Chillingo – is just Chillingo. Or EA. Whatever. It seems needlessly confusing to me.
Whether that to let sign dates from before or after Chillingo moved into the building, I do not know. But it does helpfully identify the building.
Whereas Rovio’s shiny building neighboured amongst others a division of Canon and an asset management company, Chillingo are surrounded by car dealerships and a retail park – as you’ll see if you spin around above. The retail park nicely dates the Google Street View visit, with signs for shops like MFI and Instore that no longer exist.
A curious place to plot mobile games domination, perhaps, but presumably EA were of the opinion that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.