Angry Birds to land on the PC soon

Angry Birds

Rovio Mobile, creator of Angry Birds, confirmed it is close to releasing a PC version of its popular mobile game. During a Helsinki press event, Rovio briefly showcased the PC game in action. The desktop version duplicates the game play of the mobile game, but incudes high resolution graphics for the big screen. The official launch date was not announced but Rovio hints that it will be coming soon. 

The press event included a few salient details about this success story. Rovio released its first version of Angry Birds on December 11, 2009 and the game has exploded on to the scene. Since its launch, Angry Birds has moved from iOS, to Android, and a variety of other platforms including webOS, Symbian, and even the Nintendo DS.

Rovio has confirmed that its game has been download over 50 million times across these platforms and should reach its 100 million download goal by next summer. Currently, people spend a collective 200 million minutes daily playing Angry Birds and this number is expected to balloon as the game is ported to different gaming platforms. Besides the PC and mobile phones, Angry Birds will be ported to Windows Phone, game consoles, and even the Mac OS X. 

Did you also know that today, December 11th, is Angry Birds day? Angry Birds Day is a fan-created event to celebrate the game's one-year anniversary. Events and meet ups are scheduled around the world, including a flash mob event in London. Quite a feat for a game that is only one-year old. 

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Too late for the PC platform. Some flashgames, particularly Crush the Castle, already have the gameplay covered only with differences with the graphics utilized.

dumbest games of all time. period.

the 70s has bell bottom pants. the first decade of 21st century, we have angry bird.

This is destined to fail. The only thing that makes angry birds enjoyable to play in the first place is the touch interaction.

Its amazing to me how a game this average seems to get more coverage then the iPhone itself. I see an article about this game at least every other day. Please stop!

autobon said,
Its amazing to me how a game this average seems to get more coverage then the iPhone itself. I see an article about this game at least every other day. Please stop!

I know. It really is a flash-quality game. You get bored with it after 10 minutes.

I don't hate it but I think it's pretty flawed. First point is an Android specific one, second is one I'm sure would be in other versions.
1) On android they stick the ads where you are trying to shoot the bird (top right corner). It's a stupid place for them and just ****es people off which probably discourages you from clicking them. Tall levels or the boomerang bird especially are effected.

2)I hate the fact that after I shoot a bird they may or may not disapear by the time I'm ready to take another shot. They really need a "fast foward" effect so that I'm not getting shots wasted because I've begun another move and happen to hit a bird that hasn't left the field or the terrain starts to fall 20 seconds after I last made a move because things were rolling around, slowly, but moving none the less. Actually the entire physics engine can be iffy...I've had times where I'd restart a level and buildings would start to fall before I've even shot the bird on some maps. I'd love it if the game forced everything into a static state as soon as I went to take another shot.

Alright game but for something so simple it really frustrates me that something as obvious as the above two issues are there. I'd probably like it a lot more otherwise. Repetitive I can deal with if the foundations solid, poor design decisions however will just dampen the fun.

Played it on my iphone, regretted paying for it. This type of game has existed in several flash versions for the last decade. For free!

XerXis said,
Played it on my iphone, regretted paying for it. This type of game has existed in several flash versions for the last decade. For free!


really this a great game! worth the complete 2.95$ are u really are you b1tching about 2.95$

XerXis said,
Played it on my iphone, regretted paying for it. This type of game has existed in several flash versions for the last decade. For free!

Better $2,95 for the game than $2.45 to AT&T for the old phone ringer......

What the hell no one has even heard of it who dont have an iphone what junk how dare a mobile game try and come on to a real platform like the PCs hallowed ground.

You need to chill. Angry birds is available for iOS, Android, Maemo and probably other platforms, too. Just because you don't know it doesn't mean it's a bad game. You should give it a try.

how would it work for PC control wise?

it debut in touch mobile phone

can't see PC touch screen around ..... anytime soon

Ci7 said,

can't see PC touch screen around ..... anytime soon

I have an Asus touchscreen on my PC and it works very nicely indeed. 8)

sean.ferguson said,
about time, i can finally find out what all the hype is about!

The hype is already dying out for this fun fad game. The PC version is a wee bit late to the party. 8P

It will sell, because like apple, the product doesn't neccasarily have to be good for people to buy it, and I don't see the PC version of angry birds being great. Most likely include the same levels and same physics engine and then maybe as an extra an online leaderboard a little like need for speeds hot pursuit one.

Oh well, good for them, they're definitely milking the cow. I have angry birds on my phone, and sure it's fun when you're on the toilet or on the train, don't see it taking up lots of time when you're sat on the pc and you could be doing lots of other things.

booboo said,
It will sell, because like apple, the product doesn't neccasarily have to be good for people to buy it, and I don't see the PC version of angry birds being great. Most likely include the same levels and same physics engine and then maybe as an extra an online leaderboard a little like need for speeds hot pursuit one.

Oh well, good for them, they're definitely milking the cow. I have angry birds on my phone, and sure it's fun when you're on the toilet or on the train, don't see it taking up lots of time when you're sat on the pc and you could be doing lots of other things.

Solitaire anyone ? Bejeweled ? All the other PC Games for the casual player who might want to only be there for 15min while waiting for a download, or for the wife to get ready to go out..

I love it on my iPhone, I generally play it on my breaks, or one of my other iOS games, and would gladly play it on my PC rather than having to use my phone..

booboo said,
It will sell, because like apple, the product doesn't neccasarily have to be good for people to buy it

Nice attempting at trolling, a little too obvious - I'll give you 4/10 for the effort.

booboo said,
It will sell, because like apple, the product doesn't neccasarily have to be good for people to buy it, and I don't see the PC version of angry birds being great. Most likely include the same levels and same physics engine and then maybe as an extra an online leaderboard a little like need for speeds hot pursuit one.

Oh well, good for them, they're definitely milking the cow. I have angry birds on my phone, and sure it's fun when you're on the toilet or on the train, don't see it taking up lots of time when you're sat on the pc and you could be doing lots of other things.


Once you come up with something better, let me know and I will start taking you seriously...

warwagon said,
This will be lots of fun\

Game is only good option on handheld devices. When you sit in front of PC, you got other better and free options out there on sites like armorgames.com , newgrounds.com , miniclip.com and etc.

Deihmos said,
I can play this for a short time while on the subway but to sit at home in front of my PC? Not a chance.

+1 its a great moblie game, for like iPhone iPod touch and iPad, but not pc. Good luck on that, and i hope it works out great for you. Thinking steam would be your best place to sell it.

lflashl said,

+1 its a great moblie game, for like iPhone iPod touch and iPad, but not pc. Good luck on that, and i hope it works out great for you. Thinking steam would be your best place to sell it.


Funnily enough not everyone has an iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad or Android device. You could even play it mobile on a note or netbook on the move if you really had to.

Singh400 said,
Yes please!

Armor games should do Castle crashers for Droid (I think thats the name). It's the same in many ways.

justmike said,

Armor games should do Castle crashers for Droid (I think thats the name). It's the same in many ways.

Nvm, it's crush the castle, but not free...