Rovio Entertainment has seen one simple-yet-addictive title for iPhone turn into a billion-dollar industry, and with three years since the release of that original title also tying in with the holiday period and the announcement of the inevitable movie, the company has gotten the celebrations going by offering all of its iPad titles for just $0.99.
Angry Birds started off as nothing more than a catchy, quirky title for iOS, but in a few short years, has quickly evolved into a billion-dollar franchise. With five titles having now been released on a number of platforms, and products ranging from speakers and phone covers to plush toys, it was only a matter of time before the story of how the birds avenged the pigs would hit the box office. Announced today, an official Angry Birds movie will arrive at some point in 2016, and John Cohen, producer behind hit flicks such as Despicable Me, will oversee the production of the Rovio-funded movie.
Angry Birds is one of those games which either invokes emotions of extreme joy with mobile gamers, or manages to send you down the other path entirely and frustrate and annoy you to the point of deletion. As an iPhone and iPad owner, the game has single handedly managed to drive me round the bend as well as filling countless hours of boredom with the excitement that comes attached with flinging rage filled birds with varying powers at lethargic and nomadic swine. Regardless of my personal love-hate affair with the Angry Birds franchise, it's an undeniable fact that Rovio has enjoyed phenomenal success with the game, and if the latest teaser is anything to go by, then it looks like we could be in for another installment.
I was never one of those iOS device owners who got caught up in the Angry Birds phenomenon, but judging by the staggering sales and usage figures which Rovio has reported in the past, it seems that the majority of the iOS device owning world have gotten onboard with the ornithological mayhem at one stage or another. The original Angry Birds game saw a huge shift in the mobile gaming world with Rovio's success with what is essentially quite a simple idea, proving that there is definitely a market for serious game developers within the mobile ecosphere.
Angry Birds has been, by quite a distance, the most popular and successful title to stem from mobile-inspired casual gaming industry. As well as being among the most popular titles on mobile devices, it has also reached a number of browsers, as well as PC, Mac, and Facebook in its quest for world domination. Now, those yapping, bullish poultry specimens are hitting the big time, with version of the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Nintendo's 3DS in the reckoning, according to creators Rovio.
Angry Birds has become the biggest success of mobile gaming to date, and in five short years, it has become a billion dollar franchise, rendering the game just a chapter of the entire story. As well as the four titles for iOS, Android, Chrome, Facebook, Mac, Windows etc., we've seen all manner of Angry Birds products from the weird to the wonderful, and now reports suggest that Rovio is looking to launch a credit card in Russia.
Angry Birds is already available for just about every platform under the sun, be that iOS, Android, Windows Phone 7 or Google Chrome, but that apparently isn't enough for those fluffy little birdies.
Angry Birds. The name is known across the tech universe as an extremely popular game for many of the top gaming platforms. Developed and released by Rovio on December 10, 2009; it was an immediate hit. So far there have been over half a billion downloads across all gaming platforms, over 400 billion “birds” shot by users and 300 million minutes played daily across all platforms.
Rovio Mobile’s super popular Angry Birds series of games, which are available on just about every platform from Windows to the Nokia’s defunct Maemo OS, has received its own theme for Windows 7.