According to Bloomberg, Rovio, the Finnish company behind the game phenomenon that is Angry Birds, is seeking funding that would value the company at around $1.2 billion. Who knew a game of flinging enraged birds at green pigs could be worth so much? Well, the game is the most successful mobile app yet, and it still has many big plans ahead.
There's always new developments when it comes to the ridiculously popular Angry Birds game. Rovio, the developer, has just unleashed the game for the Windows Phone platform today and recently debuted the location-based Angry Birds Magic on the Nook Color. The popularity of the game certainly isn't restricted to the West, as now there's news that the company is set on opening over 200 Angry Birds merchandise stores throughout China.
The popularity and success of the Rovio game called Angry Birds has been phenomenal. It is a very fun game that has spawned all sorts of copy cat versions .Today you can get the game on just about every mobile platform out there and some people even buy their smartphones based if it will play Angry Birds or not. Roku and Rovio have announced that they will be bringing Angry Birds to TVs via the Roku set top box.
Angry Birds fans, this is going to blow your mind. If you thought Angry Birds cakes were cool, and even this awesome playable and edible one devised by a really nice dad, wait till you get a load of this. Rovio and German television network Deutsche Telekom teamed up to create a life-sized Angry Birds game on a pavilion in Terrassa, Spain, complete with exploding pigs.
Angry Birds RIO's first official update is being rolled out today to Android and iPhone (and iPad, iPod Touch, whatever other iOS device you've got to play it on) in the form of an awesome beach party! The RIO story continues as the Angry Birds gang (with Blu and Jewel from the RIO movie in tow) have defeated their foe Nigel for the first time at the end of the second act of Angry Birds RIO: Jungle Escape. The chase continues to the water in Beach Volley, a set of levels where those little monkey bad guys (aka Common Marmosets, if you want to know the species,) are again plaguing you with towers galore. Pop them as fast as you can!
Have you played Angry Birds Rio? According the the Angry Birds Facebook page, the first update to the game is on its way next week. The update is called "Jungle Escape", and can be seen ready to be unlocked in the screenshot after the cut. It promises more "marmoset-mauling action" and "juicy secrets to discover."
Angry Birds is a re-imagining of a game-type that's been around since time immemorial. I don't think humans will ever get bored with games involving throwing things at other things using basic animations and ballistics simulations. This game has been a smash hit across the board and Rovio dropped the latest seasonal release, just in time for easter. The Piggies are stealing chocolate eggs and it's up to the explosive avians and you to bust up their homes. Stand back big bad wolf, the birds are on the job!
Angry Birds parent company Rovio announced via Twitter today that they are in the works to make the hugely popular game sync-able across all platforms. This is awesome news for all you Angry Birds addicts out there because this means you no longer have to start the game from scratch if you switch devices.
Nokia's tablet ambitions may see the company slotting a so-called "tweener" device in-between smartphone and the currently available slates, according to Nokia EVP Tero Ojanperä. Speaking at SXSW this week with Rovio CEO Peter Vesterbacka, the Nokia exec suggested that the existing crop of tablets wouldn't be the last word in innovation, and predicted something somewhat larger than a smartphone could find a niche.
I suppose you could call this game more of a race and kill game, along the lines of Twisted Metal, if you know what I mean - does it sound like the kind of game you'd be seeing birds flying around in? Heck no! That's why we found it utterly baffling when @Rovio spoke of "Mighty Eagle" aka the pay-for-help element in the original Angry Birds game appearing here in this new game for iOS, a remake of the 1996 original, Death Rally GDC 2011. Thusly your humble narrator inquired on what the heck was going on, to which we received word that Angry Birds wouldn't be appearing in the game, but that Mighty Eagle would, aiding players in their tasks at hand. Oh eagle! Why weren't you around when I was trying to beat Final Fantasy 7!? Not even born yet.