Temple Run are getting big the flying and obnoxious birds are here to stay. Today Rovio is celebrating their 2-year anniversary and are doing so with full-fledged update to the original Angry Birds with 15 new birthday themed levels full of cake.
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Angry Birds has become the breakout star of the mobile gaming world, thanks mostly to its simple premise and addictive gameplay (though some rather shameless marketing hasn't hurt). But next to the likes of Shadowgun, it can't help but look a little... flat. In a recent press event Nvidia's mobile content vice president Neil Trevett spent some time speculating on Rovio's cash cow, and how the developer might be leveraging more recent mobile gaming technology for better graphics and physics.
Angry Birds are at it again with yet another edition of Angry Birds Seasons, due in January. According to a the latest YouTube video, it's likely to commemorate the Chinese New Year. The Year of the Dragon starts on January 23rd in the western calendar, so expect the updated app to become available some time in the next few weeks.
Angry Birds, as even a casual gamer and any holiday shopper could tell you, now that its branded merchandise adorns the shelves of nearly every retailer in the US. Speaking to Industry Gamers, Henk Rogers took offense to this fact, calling out Rovio's aviary opus. "Angry Birds is cute and everybody plays it for a while but they get burned out and move on and they will play another game." Rogers aught to know: he's the manager for The Tetris Company, which he owns in partnership with the game's original creator Alexey Pajitnov.
statistical wizards at Nielsen reached this conclusion based on active usage, not total downloads, noting that the recently-updated Facebook app has the most penetration across all of Android's user groups after the Android Market itself. The fact is at least a little surprising, since Facebook beat out Google's entrenched apps like Search, Gmail and Google Maps, which all had slightly lower user groups in every category.
Angry Birds second birthday coming this December. To celebrate the second anniversary of the hugely popular game they'll be hosting a "Birds & Noble" scavenger hunt in stores nationwide on December 11th starting at 11 AM. Stores will be loaded with golden eggs, hidden Mighty Eagle tokens and more.
Rovio's Angry Birds is the darling of the mobile gaming world. It's sold millions of downloads, made at least as much in advertising revenue, and is now a household name amongst people who couldn't pick Mario and Sonic out of a lineup. The most prudent thing that Rovio has done is release Angry Birds Seasons, periodic themes updates with brand-new levels and elements to keep the simple physics game fresh. Now they've teamed up with Samsung for a little cross-promotion of everyone's crossover device, the Samsung Galaxy Note.