Rovio has debuted the brand new Angry Birds game, Angry Birds Space, with a launch announcement that was literally out of this world! Rovio broadcast a video from the International Space Station in a global online announcement at the angrybirds.com/space website all thanks to NASA.
I’m not talking about women who have been given a hard time, I mean those little round things that you shoot from a catapult on whichever platform you choose to play the immensely popular game from Rovio on.
If you haven’t played Angry Birds yet, where have you been? Call yourself a gamer? It’s on everything except the Xbox 360 and has been the number one paid app pretty much all over the world, but now it’s time for the next step in Rovio‘s global domination, Angry Birds Rio. “The Android platform has seen phenomenal growth, and it’s great that new avenues for app distribution are opening up,” said Mikael Hed, CEO of Rovio. “The openness of the Android platform works for the benefit of consumers and developers alike. It has been delightful to team up with Amazon to bring the Angry Birds franchise to this great new application marketplace.”
By the response from Xbox Support, I think Rovio may have given something away, let the cat out of the bag, so to speak… Oops?
Who’d have thunk it?! One of the most popular mobile games of all time is to hit the big screen thanks to 20th Century Fox. “Angry Birds Rio is a match made in heaven for a mobile application and a major motion picture, and this collaboration with Fox is definitely one the most exciting partnerships we have entered into with the Angry Birds brand to date,” said Mr. Hed. “In addition to expanding the horizons of two fantastic entertainment brands and creating a great new gaming experience, we have also taken the concept of combining a mobile application and motion picture promotion to an entirely new level.”
You should all know about Angry Birds by now, if not, well it’s time to crawl out from under that rock and rub the crap from out of your eyes, it’s like, only the biggest thing in the last 12 months or so. Now it’s spreading its wings even further by arriving on the PSN as a Mini and even available through Media Go, yup, it’s the PSP version… is there a DS version in the works and coming some time soon?
The Mac App Store has launched and already over a million downloads have been transferred, but how many of those were Angry Birds? “Angry Birds is a perfect match for the Mac App Store,” said Mikael Hed, CEO of Rovio. “The Mac version of Angry Birds sets a new standard for casual gaming on the Mac, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to make it available on the first day of launch.”
If you haven’t played Angry Birds yet, well, get a device that does because it’s a darn fine game. You’re probably better off going Android since the normal version is free, as well as the Seasons version, they’re ad-supported of course, but it’s so worth it. There is what Mobile Streams would like to be known as the first fully independent app store, Appitalism.com which isn’t tied to any specific platform and covers 51 countries worldwide and so would be able to carry Rovio Mobile’s best selling game to anyone and everyone with a device and/or phone capable of running Angry Birds.
Rovio heard the plight of so many that wanted Angry Birds released for the Palm Pre and due to more than 6.5 million users making it the number one paid app in 69 countries, they decided to make it so. Game info: Angry Birds puts you in charge of a quirky flock of birds, whose natural tendencies towards love and nurture of their young are surpassed only by their limitless anger, when they discover a group of hungry pigs have stolen their eggs.