Angry Birds now available for Windows

Angry Birds has taken the world by storm by becoming one of the most popular games that has become widely supported on a variety of platforms. Rovio, the developer of the game, has now released a version that runs native on Windows which can be purchased for just under five dollars. The launch marks the first time users are able to download the game for Windows without using Intel's AppUp Store.


The native Windows version boasts a few improvements over its Flash companion. With around 240 levels, there's no need to be connected to the internet in order to play so the player is free from being on a lead. The game can be played either in a window or full screen, whichever your style of playing games is.

While the price isn't particularly high, a demo is available which includes Angry Birds Rio that can be downloaded here (also use this link for purchasing). For those wondering whether their computer will run it, the specs suggest Windows XP SP2 or higher with 1GHz CPU and 512MB of RAM.

The aim of the game is to catapult the poorly-mooded birds and eliminate all of the pigs, which are either easy to get to or protected by structures that you need to take down. Points are awarded for each pig eliminated and structures damaged, while extra points are given if there are unused birds in the queue.

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Why is everyone saying the online version is Flash? I thought it was HTML5... the right-click context menus never mentioned Flash anywhere.

thartist said,
Rovio = one hit wonder.

+1
THANK YOU. People just need to get that this whole Angry Birds thing is absolutely REDICULOUS.

For a very split second there I thought it said "Windows Phone" and I was excited that they were releasing it early. But then I was sad :-(

There has been a native version for months. Yes, one that doesn't requite AppUp or any other crap. I've only been playing it since January. This is old news.

Wow. Those of you pointing out that this was the first "native" version are wrong. It was released by some pirate group months ago that did not require Intel's app or a browser.

Well, if you read the content, you will see this time has Angry Birds Rio too.
Neowin is not reporting an old news

ok thats it im over Angry Birds the game is being raped to death for money! have delete any copies i have iPod/iPhone/iPad/Chrome/Android have i forgot anything else?

lflashl said,
ok thats it im over Angry Birds the game is being raped to death for money! have delete any copies i have iPod/iPhone/iPad/Chrome/Android have i forgot anything else?

It's gonna be on Roku, so you'll have to download and then delete that.

/has been over Angry Birds since Seasons
//obsessed with hot springs story

Obviously, most of you do not understand the meaning of "native."
It generally means that it does not require some kind of "helper" technology (such as AppUp or Chrome browser).
This is most definitely the first native windows port of the game.

nunjabusiness said,
Obviously, most of you do not understand the meaning of "native."
It generally means that it does not require some kind of "helper" technology (such as AppUp or Chrome browser).
This is most definitely the first native windows port of the game.

And it seems you don't know what AppUp is. It's just a store, it's pretty much Intels take on Steam. The AppUp version of Angry Birds is native.

sialivi said,

And it seems you don't know what AppUp is. It's just a store, it's pretty much Intels take on Steam. The AppUp version of Angry Birds is native.

+1

So when is that guinness world record for game published in the most platforms due?

Desktop: Windows, OS X
Mobile: Android, iOS, Maemo, webOS, Symbian (I guess WP7 soon to follow)
Gaming consoles: PS3, PSP
Web: webGL

Julius Caro said,
So when is that guinness world record for game published in the most platforms due?

Desktop: Windows, OS X
Mobile: Android, iOS, Maemo, webOS, Symbian (I guess WP7 soon to follow)
Gaming consoles: PS3, PSP
Web: webGL


I think Tetris or PacMan would easily have this beat for that record.

Julius Caro said,
So when is that guinness world record for game published in the most platforms due?

Desktop: Windows, OS X
Mobile: Android, iOS, Maemo, webOS, Symbian (I guess WP7 soon to follow)
Gaming consoles: PS3, PSP
Web: webGL

But tetris are more like variants right? In that case, even sudoku would beat tetris at this point.

Julius Caro said,
So when is that guinness world record for game published in the most platforms due?

Desktop: Windows, OS X
Mobile: Android, iOS, Maemo, webOS, Symbian (I guess WP7 soon to follow)
Gaming consoles: PS3, PSP
Web: webGL


What, no Linux? Gee, I wonder why.

richardsim7 said,
I thought this came out months ago?

There's only been a specific browser version and flash version so far, this one is native to Windows.

LynxMukka said,
There's only been a specific browser version and flash version so far, this one is native to Windows.

That's not right, I definately had a native version on my PC two or three months ago…

richardsim7 said,
I thought this came out months ago?

Yeah, a native Windows version was released on the Intel AppUp store back in January. (The time that a native OS X version was released on the Apple OS X App Store.)

Aaron44126 said,

Yeah, a native Windows version was released on the Intel AppUp store back in January. (The time that a native OS X version was released on the Apple OS X App Store.)
This version doesn't need AppUp.

LynxMukka said,

There's only been a specific browser version and flash version so far, this one is native to Windows.


The specific browser version can be run in any browser provided you have the link which is only, "officially," (quote on quote,) distributed through the Chrome Web Store...

Aaron44126 said,

Yeah, a native Windows version was released on the Intel AppUp store back in January. (The time that a native OS X version was released on the Apple OS X App Store.)

It's not a native Windows version if it needed the AppUp store to run it.

TCLN Ryster said,

It's not a native Windows version if it needed the AppUp store to run it.

Denied. The app was compiled for win32, so that really does make it a windows app. Because I buy an android app from the amazon store doesn't make it any less an android app because i didn't buy it from android market. Real headline of this article should be 'windows version of angry birds now available for purchase from rovio website'.