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 games 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.