Millions of smart phones everywhere all have one thing in common. Their users download and play Angry Birds. The game is one of the most popular game apps ever downloaded on mobile phones. Its fast rise in popularity and staying ability have made it a virtual phenomenon.
Now, even potential players who do not have mobile devices capable of getting apps will now be able to play online. That’s right, Angry Birds is coming to Facebook!
Rovio, parent company to Angry Birds, has announced its plans for creating a web version of the game and have stated that it will most likely be out some time before the end of September, 2011. But don’t think it will stop there. They are planning on bringing the game to as many social networks as possible in the near future. So rest assured, no matter where you spend most of your social media time, you will have access to Angry Birds.
The setup will be similar to other popular and successful games such as Farmville. This means that connecting with and playing the game will be free and “extras” will be available to purchase.
For those readers who do not know what Angry Birds is, here is a quick run through. Basically, you are presented with a screen that contains a number of wingless birds on the left and a stack of building material and bodiless pigs (some with mustaches) to the right. The aim of the game is to slingshot the birds from the left to the right and knock over the fort the pigs created. By knocking over the fort and making the pigs disappear, you clear the level.
There are a variety of birds that may be presented for use. Each type of bird has a different attack. For example, there is one bird that looks like a bomb and blows up when tapped after launch. Another bird will split into three smaller birds when tapped after launch.
The creators keep things fresh by introducing new versions of the game, new levels, and new types of birds. Angry Birds Seasons, for example, is a version of the game that is not an update, but simply another version that is “dressed up” for each season. The game looks creepy for Halloween and for Christmas, the game turns red and green and snowy. Let’s hope the Seasons version will also be on Facebook.
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