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. 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. Its Halloween version alone managed to do one million downloads in just six days.
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. :)