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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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......

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.

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

dumbest games of all time. period.

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

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

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