I had no idea what Angry Birds were until my daughter Deye asked me to “put” it in my iPad. She actually meant “download” but didn’t know the proper term for it. When I asked her what Angry Birds were, she just said it was in Tita Lerva’s phone, my officemate. Then, I knew it was a game.
Angry Birds is a puzzle video game developed by Finnish computer game developer Rovio Mobile. Inspired primarily by a sketch of stylized wingless birds, the game was first released for Apple’s iOS in December 2009. Since that time, over 12 million copies of the game have been purchased from Apple’s App Store, which has prompted the company to design versions for other touchscreen-based smartphones, such as those using the Android operating system, among others.
In the game, players use a slingshot to launch birds at pigs stationed on or within various structures, with the intent of destroying all the pigs on the playfield. As players advance through the game, new birds appear, some with special abilities that can be activated by the player. Rovio Mobile has supported Angry Birds with numerous free updates that add additional game content, and the company has even released stand-alone holiday and promotional versions of the game.
So I searched and found it. I had it downloaded and tried it first before I finally told Deye that it’s already there.
Believe me, I got hooked! I find them cute. I even love looking at those small Angry Birds stuff like fans, stickers, stuffed toys etc. Just last week, my daughter got these from her classmate’s birthday party.
But still my loyalty goes to Hello Kitty.