Rovio to release Bad Piggies later this month

Bad Piggies releaseYahoo got the scoop on the upcoming Angry Birds Bad Piggies, the latest game for Rovio’s Angry Birds franchise. Instead of playing the birds, this game will make use of the pigs who were the previous targets.

Instead of flinging birds to dismantle the course, players will be able to build contraptions to protect the pigs and enable them to steal more eggs from the birds.

According to the Yahoo exclusive, Bad Piggies isn’t a spinoff of the Angry Birds game. Instead, Bad Piggies is a brand-new franchise.

According to EVP of Games at Rovio as told to Y! Games, “As far as the gameplay goes, Bad Piggies and Angry Birds are complete opposites. Angry Birds smash things up, Bad Piggies build stuff. The pigs are all about making plans and building things, even – and especially – when they don’t work.”

Vice president of franchise development for Rovio Ville Heijari added, “This is a long term commitment. This is the sibling of Angry Birds, and it will get a lot of push over time.”

The Game Bad Piggies will be released this coming September 27 for Android and iOS users. Plans for bringing the game to Windows Phone and PC users are in the works.

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Freddie Mercury to become an Angry Bird character!

Freddie Mercury is considered by many as one of the best vocalists that has ever lived. He has energized stadiums the world over due to his stage presence and great vocal range.

Being the frontman of Queen, Freddie Mercury became the face of a generation. Together with his bandmates, they helped revolutionize the music scene and helped usher a new breed of bands.

Rovio, the company behind Angry Birds, has decided to turn Freddie Mercury into an Angry Bird character in time of his birthday on the 5th of September.

Rovio is teaming up with the “Freddie for a Day” campaign, which celebrates the late singer’s life and helps raising fund for his charity, the Mercury Phoenix Trust.

Freddie Mercury died in 1991 due to complications of him having contracted the deadly AIDS virus.

In a statement by Rovio CMO peter Vesterbacka he said, “Freddie for a Day is such a great way to honor Freddie’s fun and flamboyant spirit while delivering an important message. ”

“Queen’s music has endured for a reason, because its creativity and contagious fun appeals to fans of all agaes, and we’re happy to help keep Freddie’s memory and music alive for new generations.”

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Rovio: Amazing Alex on top spot for iPhone and iPad

A day after Rovio launched its latest game, Amazing Alex notched the top spot in the top paid app category for iPhone and the iPad.

Rovio, which is also responsible for developing the popular Angry Birds franchise, is back at the pedestal after Amazing Alex became a huge success last week and it doesn’t seem to look like slumping.

Amazing Alex topped the best seller for the iPhone app in at least 35 countries, while its iPad app reigned supreme in about 50 countries.

On the other hand, the Android version of Amazing Alex climbed at the 5th spot in the top paid apps category on Google Play.

Rovio seems to have the Midas touch, as everything that they seem to touch turns into a huge success. With Amazing Alex, Rovio has once again proved that they are here to stay. The company will still be releasing new Angry Birds games in the future, so it seems like the cash inflow for the company won’t likely end sometime soon.

Amazing Alex is a chain-reaction style-game. Your job is to help Alex solve puzzles in his bedroom.

Reviews for the game weren’t good at all. But if we gauge success with the number of times it has been downloaded, then Amazing Alex surely is a very successful game.

Have you played?

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Rovio to release new version of Angry Birds, Pigs edition?

This sounds interesting.

After falling in love with the Angry Birds game and feeling happy whenever your pet birds successfully tackle a stage in the game, a new development has come to rise by Rovio and would eventually reshape the famed again once and for all.

According to Pocket-lint, Rovio has plans to launch a new version of the Angry Birds game later this year that would pit the pigs against the birds in a way that you never imagined before.

In this version of the Angry Birds game, you have to help the pigs fend off the attacks of the birds that try to reclaim their eggs.

Pocket-lint said that they have screenshots of the new game in action, but they failed to leak those images.

Rovio and Angry Birds just recently tied up with NFL team Philadelphia Eagles to develop a game that will be based on them.

It was only a few weeks ago when Rovio released an updated version of the Angry Birds Seasons. In this game, you play in a new world called Piglantis where you try to reclaim eggs in the water and air.

Would you like to exchange positions with the pigs and help them protect the eggs that they stole from the birds? Hit the comments box.

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Angry Birds Seasons updated with Piglantis


The popular and addicting game Angry Birds has received an update to their best-selling Android and iPhone game in time for the summer season.

Angry Birds Seasons will dive into the depths of Piglantis, where users will battle it out with new underwater enemies.

Piglantis is set underwater, much like the famed Atlantis. Here you and your birds battle it out with a new breed of pigs.

The update is available for both iOS users and Android users. The game recently took you to the outer space with their Angry Birds Space edition. This was the first Angry Birds game set on a different dimension or environment.

Angry Birds Space involved gravity as one of the major factors that you fight with. Unlike previous Angry Birds versions, where you only need to knock out the different pigs and obstacles that blocked your way, the Angry Birds Space edition included the latter and at the same time the forces of gravity, which made the game even more difficult and challenging.

Angry Birds Seasons Piglantis, however, brings you to another dimension and a few more different obstacles and challenges.

Rovio has been very successful with the Angry Birds franchise. The company has been setting records on their way to smashing rivals games.

Have you updated Piglantis then?

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Angry Birds helps Rovio earn $106.3 million

The popular and viral Angry Birds by Rovio is a massive hit that resulted to the latter being considered as one of the top mobile game developers in the world. Individuals from all ages got hooked to their seemingly ridiculous but entertaining creation.

On Monday, the company announced that they were able to amass $106.3 million in sales based on their success of their Angry Birds game and merchandising from the latter. This figure doesn’t include sales from all their other games.

According to Rovio CEO Mikael Hed, “The strong growth in revenue clearly demonstrates the popularity of the Angry Birds brand. The heavy investments made in 2011 to all business areas will be seen in future products. To ensure continuous success we need to be creative and stay focused on entertaining our millions of fans by continuously developing new and innovative products and services.”

The company has released three Angry Birds games last year namely, Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons and Angry Birds Rio. These games were downloaded about 648 million times and have roughly 200 million active monthly users.

They are expecting to continue to grow their business this year.

Hed added, “We are very optimistic about 2012 due to significant investments in product development, cutting-edge branding, brand protection and corporate infrastructure.”

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Angry Birds to debut on Facebook on Valentine’s Day

All we need is love. That four letter word comes in different faces, places, shapes and sizes. One such symbol comes this Valentines day in the form of one popular game.

You read it right. Because the popular game that blazed through your mobile phones and tabs is coming to Facebook this coming Feb 14. Make way, the Angry Birds is hitting the social networking scene.

A lot of individuals love this game and it’s quite fitting that Rovio is choosing the date to launch its popular game on Facebook. The company announced that the game has been downloaded more than half a billion times. Data was collated and ended last November.

The data also shows that the game is being played up to a total of 300 million minutes per day. If we convert it to playing years, that would be equal to 200,000 years.

Now, the ever so popular game is invading Facebook. Rovio is inviting Angry Birds fanatics and those who want to jump in the bandwagon in an event entitled, “Nothing says ‘Happy Valentine’s Day’ like competitive pig-popping among friends!” Angry Birds can be found in Facebook here.

So get your fingers ready and join the event.

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