The Phenomenon that is Angry Birds

by · December 13, 2011

Angry Birds have taken the world by storm in the last two years. What is it about these little winged birds that make them so popular? How about everything!

This is one of those games that once you start playing it, you just cannot put it down. Angry Birds is a puzzle video game developed by Rovio Mobile, a Finnish computer game developer. The game was inspired by a sketch of stylized wingless birds, initially designed for Apples iOS. And with increasing purchases the company designed versions for other touchscreen-based smartphones.

The game has players use a slingshot to launch birds at pigs stationed on or within various structures, with the intent of destroying all them on the playfield. As players advance through the game, new birds appear, some with special abilities that can be activated by the player. Rovio Mobile have supported the game further with numerous free updates that add additional game content, with stand-alone holiday and promotional versions, such as Angry Birds Rio, of the game on offer.

December last year saw these little winged characters hitting a remarkable 42 million free and paid downloads after only launching in December 2009 and in November this year, they reached half a billion.

And the cult following grows by the day, with these birds becoming more than just downloadable games. Angry Birds is pretty much taking over the world with a TV series being planned, Games for the PC, Wii, XBox and PS3, and Mattel adapting it into a board game. Add promotional gifts, such as their plush toys, t-shirts, bags,  games, the cookbook and accessories, from their online shop or their new shop in Helsinki Finland, to the mix and you have a sure winner.

Follow Angry Birds on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube or their Blog for the most up to date games and Birdy news.

If you are addicted to Angry Birds, then join the Doha Tweetup Games to play life size angry birds tomorrow night 14 December at the Qtel #Fanzone in Aspire Park. Go to the Tweetup Facebook page to register and for more information.

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  2. Denise Mc Manus says:

    Now you can play Angry Birds on Facebook

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