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Amazing Alex

Amazing Alex and the cruelty of the mobile app market

July 30th, 2012

18 days after it debuted in the iOS App Store, “Amazing Alex” has dropped to No.10 on Apple’s (AAPL) paid iOS app chart and to No.99 on Apple’s list of top-grossing apps. Rovio’s new franchise launched in a blaze of publicity two weeks ago, hitting the No.1 position a mere eight hours after it became …

Amazing Alex, the App Store’s No.1 paid app, will hit more platforms soon

July 13th, 2012

Windows and Mac users worried about not being able to play Rovio’s new hit iOS and Android game Amazing Alex can rest easy: Rovio has not forsaken you. Per The Verge, Rovio’s newest game will be available on Windows PCs, Windows Phone devices and Mac OS computers in the near future. The company’s official Twitter feed …

Amazing Alex first impressions: It’s clever but it needs some bad guys

July 12th, 2012

When the history of gaming is written, Rovio’s Angry Birds will to be touchscreen device games what Super Mario Bros. was to 8-bit consoles — that is, the seminal title that helped bring an emerging gaming platform into the mainstream. Rovio has certainly set a high bar for itself and the release of Amazing Alex …

Rovio and the ‘Amazing Alex’ gamble

July 12th, 2012

At 12:00 p.m. EST, “Amazing Alex” hit the No.1 iPhone paid app position in America; eight hours is possibly the fastest move to No.1 ever by a non-franchise, non-movie tie-in app. Amazing Alex arrives on iOS and Android more than two and a half years after the “Angry Birds” series launched in December 2009 and proceeded …

Rovio’s Amazing Alex for Android and iOS to launch July 12th [video]

July 10th, 2012

Rovio on Tuesday announced that the company’s follow-up to its popular Angry Birds franchise will launch this week. Amazing Alex revolves around a curious young boy known as Alex, who loves to build different things. The game includes hundreds of physics-based puzzles, and even allows users to create and share their own designs. Expectations are …

Angry Birds follow-up dubbed ‘Amazing Alex’

May 11th, 2012

Rovio earlier this week confirmed that it bought the IP for the game Casey’s Contraptions. The company’s founder and CEO Mikael Hed revealed to Finnish TV channel Yle on Friday that the game will have an educational element and revolve around Alex, a curious young boy who loves to build things. “The quality pressure is …