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Chillingo founders cut the rope from Electronic Arts


Chillingo founders Chris Byatte and Joe Wee have left Electronic Arts, MCV reported. The co-founding duo had a hand in launching the first Angry Birds and Cut the Rope games. EA purchased Chillingo in October 2010 for $20 million.

The LinkedIn profiles for both Byatte and Wee corroborate the news, noting that the founders left their positions at Electronic Arts in December 2013. Neither profile indicates the future of the developers. The news follows the departure of Criterion Games Vice President Alex Ward and Studio Director Fiona Sperry as well as PopCap CEO David Roberts and Co-Founder Jason Kapalka, both of which were reported last week. Kapalka will remain a creative consultant for PopCap.

We've reached out to EA to confirm that Byatte and Wee left the company, and will update as we learn more.

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