By Jonathan Davies

Rovio, the creator of the popular mobile video game, Angry Birds, is to cut 130 jobs.

Rovio's chief executive, Mickael Hed, said the cuts will come "sooner rather than later" at the company's base in Finland.

He admitted that growth has not lived up to expectations. Mr Hed said: "We have been building our team on assumptions of faster growth than have materialised."

Rovio says that Angry Birds is the number one paid-for mobile app of all time. Following the success of the game, Rovio expanded the brand into merchandise like clothing and toys. It also teamed up with Star Wars to release Angry Birds Star Wars.

A TV series has already been made and an Angry Birds film is set to be released in 2016.

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