Amazing Alex tops the mobile charts

Did we really expect anything else? The next game from Angry Birds creator Rovio has managed to climb to the top of the mobile gaming charts after just one day. Already a global phenomenon, the 99-cent iPhone game is the best-selling iPhone app in no fewer than 35 countries. Meanwhile, the $2.99 high-def version is the best-selling iPad app in 50 countries.

The game actually started its life outside of the walls of Rovio headquarters. It was created by an independent developer who launched the title – under a different name – in 2011. Rovio acquired the rights and decided to tweak it a bit, because it saw the potential for it to become the next big thing. And when it comes to next big things, Rovio knows a thing or two.

The company has understandably been completely focused on Angry Birds for the last three years, which has made its way to traditional game consoles as a downloadable title, been introduced to stores with a whole line of retail merchandise, got a tie-in with the theatrical animated film Rio, and is accessible via download codes in the Blu-ray version of the 20th Century Fox flick. So will Amazing Alex be the next big thing? It seems like it's on the way.

[via VentureBeat]