After 'Angry Birds' success, Rovio to launch 'Bad Piggies'

Sep 04, 2012
"Angry Birds" is displayed on an iPod Touch in 2011. Rovio, the Finnish makers of the world's most-downloaded mobile app, "Angry Birds", will launch a new game called "Bad Piggies" on September 27, the company said

Rovio, the Finnish makers of the world's most-downloaded mobile app, "Angry Birds", will launch a new game called "Bad Piggies" on September 27, the company said Tuesday.

"This innovative game turns the franchise on its head by letting the fans play as the pigs," Rovio said in a statement.

The "Angry Birds" game involves using slingshots to launch little birds at fortresses built by green pigs—an absurdist, addictive game that quickly became the most successful mobile game in history, and which spawned an entire franchise of merchandise and media tie-ins.

"Bad Piggies gives you the chance to play as the second-most-loved characters in the Angry Birds universe, and explore this rich world through their green eyes," Rovio said.

The new game will be launched on iOS, and Mac on September 27, and versions for , Windows 8 and PCs will follow at a later date, the company said.

"Angry Birds" reached more than one billion downloads in May, according to Rovio.

The company published a of 48 million euros ($60 million) on sales of 75.4 million euros for 2011, and has said it aims to seek a listing by the end of 2013.

Explore further: Review: Windows Phone advances with 8.1 update

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Finnish app maker says 'Angry Birds' IPO in late 2013

Aug 02, 2012

Rovio, the Finnish makers of the world's most-downloaded mobile app "Angry Birds", will seek a stock market listing by the end of 2013, chief financial officer Mikko Setala said in an interview published Thursday.

Angry Birds lands in Chrome Web browser

May 11, 2011

Rovio's "Angry Birds" is landing on Chrome in the first version of the addictively popular smartphone and tablet game tailored for play on a computer Web browser.

Angry Birds to get own theme parks: company

Dec 15, 2011

The Angry Birds are set fly from the virtual into the real world next year as the cartoonish birds from the popular smartphone game get their own theme parks, a playground company said Thursday.

Recommended for you

Enabling dynamic prioritization of data in the cloud

Apr 14, 2014

IBM inventors have patented a cloud computing invention that can improve quality of service for clients by enabling data to be dynamically modified, prioritized and shared across a cloud environment.

Uber meets local lookalikes in Asia taxi-app wars

Apr 14, 2014

Riding on its startup success and flush with fresh capital, taxi-hailing smartphone app Uber is making a big push into Asia. There's a twist, though: Instead of being the game-changing phenomena it was in ...

User comments : 1

Adjust slider to filter visible comments by rank

Display comments: newest first

Eikka
not rated yet Sep 04, 2012
I still don't understand the whole deal.

They copied castle attack and put it on the iPhone - suddenly they're innovator-millionares setting up theme parks. Now I assume they're copying some sort of tower defence game and people are going ga ga over it?

The whole thing is like re-inventing Tetris.
What gives?

More news stories

Patent talk: Google sharpens contact lens vision

(Phys.org) —A report from Patent Bolt brings us one step closer to what Google may have in mind in developing smart contact lenses. According to the discussion Google is interested in the concept of contact ...

Tech giants look to skies to spread Internet

The shortest path to the Internet for some remote corners of the world may be through the skies. That is the message from US tech giants seeking to spread the online gospel to hard-to-reach regions.

Wireless industry makes anti-theft commitment

A trade group for wireless providers said Tuesday that the biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter rampant smartphone theft.

ESO image: A study in scarlet

This new image from ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile reveals a cloud of hydrogen called Gum 41. In the middle of this little-known nebula, brilliant hot young stars are giving off energetic radiation that ...

First direct observations of excitons in motion achieved

A quasiparticle called an exciton—responsible for the transfer of energy within devices such as solar cells, LEDs, and semiconductor circuits—has been understood theoretically for decades. But exciton movement within ...

Warm US West, cold East: A 4,000-year pattern

Last winter's curvy jet stream pattern brought mild temperatures to western North America and harsh cold to the East. A University of Utah-led study shows that pattern became more pronounced 4,000 years ago, ...