Microsoft originally said that Rovio’s hit game Angry Birds would make its debut in May, but that date was later pushed until June 29th. That day is finally here and, as promised, the game is now available in the Windows Phone Marketplace. Oddly enough, the title will cost gamers $2.99 — quite a price hike over the free ad-supported version available on Android, and even the $0.99 price tag for iOS devices. Worse yet, it doesn’t appear that Angry Birds Seasons — which is being updated every month with new levels — is available. Hopefully that version will be available soon, too, but we wouldn’t hold our breath. Game on! More →
Angry Birds for Android has been updated with a new Mine and Dine episode. Players can now fling birds at pigs across 45 challenging new levels, bringing the total number of playable levels to 255. In this update, the pigs have buried themselves underground in an effort to hide the bird eggs. You’ll need to take advantage of the landscape to hit every pig while collecting gems and grabbing all of the stolen eggs. The update is available for free in the Android Market now.
iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users have a sick obsession. No, not their tendency to adore their iOS devices a bit more than might be considered healthy — they love birds. Right now, the top five paid apps in Apple’s App Store all revolve around fat little birds being hurled across the screen. Some are being thrown at things and others try to avoid things, but all of them have one thing in common beyond the fact that they’re fowl: these games are as casual as casual games can be. As companies begin to focus on more immersive mobile gaming, one can’t help but wonder if the bulk of mobile gamers are ready for the transition to a more sophisticated brand of gaming. It could just be that they’re happier watching birds glide across the screen atop different backgrounds over, and over, and over again.
Angry Birds Rio, the latest free game in the Angry Birds franchise from Rovio, is now available from the Android Market. The game features two episodes — a total of 60 different levels – complete with some gameplay twists built around Rio the movie. Rovio has added new achievements, as well as “hidden fruits” that you’ll discover as you play. Instead of attacking pigs, as usual, your goal is to liberate imprisoned birds by knocking them out of their respective cages. We played through the first few levels of episode 1 and are digging it so far; it has the same addictive gameplay we’ve come to expect from Angry Birds. The best part? Rovio will add episodic updates each month through November. Hit the jump for a gameplay trailer. More →
Speaking at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco this week, Rovio Mobile’s Peter Vesterbacka let it be known that his company’s wildly successful mobile game — Angry Birds — is quite popular amongst Android users. How popular you ask? The free, ad-supported version of the bird-flinging, pig pulverizing title has been downloaded over 30 million times. We would be interested to know how many ad impressions, and how much cash, Angry Birds generates every month. Congrats to Mr. Versterbacka and the Rovio team, your distain for swine has finally paid off. More →
This just in: a gang of birds, said to be unarmed but extremely angry, are planning to take to the virtual, Android skies next week.
Via a tweet, Rovio has announced that the full version of their popular game Angry Birds will hit the Android Market, sans beta tag, next week. The short delay is to afford Rovio time to implement “proper support for Android multitasking.” There you have it Android users, your productivity is about to plummet. More →