Is it a rocket? Is it a meteor? No, Its Angry Birds! They are back. Rovio Entertainment, the developer of the much addictive game, Angry Birds has teamed up with NASA to catapult themselves to a whole new level. Angry Birds Space is the new instalment of Angry Birds franchise available for iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac and PC.
The game holds 60 levels along with six new characters with superpowers and the gameplay features is based on zero-gravity setting. Rovio says new levels will be added as free updates, as in previous Angry Birds games, but also as in-app purchases. Owners of Apple’s new iPad will be glad to know that the game supports the new Retina display as well.
The game shows a giant claw taking away their eggs, the Angry Birds chase it into a wormhole and find themselves floating in a strange new galaxy, surrounded by space pigs. Luckily, the Angry Birds have super powers of their own.
- Trick shots using planet’s gravity.
- Hidden bonus levels.
- Beautifully detailed backgrounds.
- Also featuring the DANGER ZONE, the most difficult Angry Birds levels ever! Can you master the Danger Zone?
David Weaver, NASA’s associate administrator for communications says- “This collaboration with Rovio began with a simple Twitter exchange about birds and pigs in space, and it has grown into a tremendous outreach and education opportunity. Games are fun and entertaining, but they also can be inspirational and informative. This ongoing collaboration with Rovio and Angry Birds is an exciting way to get people engaged with NASA’s missions of exploration and discovery, and get students energized about future careers in science and technology.”
Rovio’s Marketing Chief, Peter Vesterbacka has expressed his company’s ambitions- “It’s the first time we have everything available on launch day: animation, toys, books, candy, everything. It’s massive: most Hollywood movies don’t have this. And this is just the first phase of our space programme. There is more to come.”
Rovio has revealed enticing gameplay footage not from its headquarters in Finland, but from NASA. NASA Astronaut Don Petitt gives a fun demo about the game -
“Rovio’s latest game — which we recently took for a spin on Samsung’s Galaxy Note LTE at SXSW — frees itself from the earth’s gravitational pull to explore the final frontier,” Engadget reported.
“This is Rovio at its finest, and we are more than excited to bring Angry Birds Space to all our fans worldwide,” said Mikael Hed, CEO of Rovio.
“This launch marks a huge step for us as a company, and our whole team and partners have really pulled together to bring out a fantastic array of exciting products and experiences. We hope that our fans will find all things Angry Birds Space as delightful as the Rovio family does,” reports Engadget.
Download Angry Birds Space
The game can be downloaded from the app stores or Rovio’s website.