Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Angry Birds

Angry Birds, developed by Rovio Mobile, is a puzzle video game where players use a slingshot to launch angry birds into castles and other similar structures filled with pigs. The game revolves around the story of a flock of birds attempting to get back their precious eggs from a group of evil pigs, led by their king.

For the year 2010, Angry Bird continues its domination, according to the year-end rankings released by Apple.[1] It is the most downloaded and top selling game for iPhone, iPod and iPad. The application also hit seven million downloads on Android at the end of November.[2] Its Halloween version alone managed to do one million downloads in just six days.[3]

I must admit I have become addicted to this game. The game is simple enough—after all it only involves flicking around a couple of birds. But for those who want to take it seriously, it may involve a lot of calculations and projectile approximations. It is also relatively cheap, when compared to the other top-grossing applications. Whenever I feel like taking a break from studying, or whenever I’m bored at home, I just whip out my iPhone and play with my “Angry Bird.”

Recently, however, there are rumors of making a movie version of “Angry Birds.” In fact, Rovio has already done an excellent job in creating a cinematic trailer for the game. I am just not sure, however, if there is enough in the game to support an interesting story line. I might be wrong. Perhaps they can add a few human elements into it, so as not to make it just about launching a couple of birds into brick walls. They should also be cautious about catching the ire of PETA. :)

Check out the trailer here:

JERIC ALVIN CRUZ (7th blog entry)



[3] Ibid.

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