NASA Works with Rovio to Launch "Angry Birds Space" Game
March 8, 2012 3:00 PM
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Angry Birds Space will be released March 22 for PC, Mac, iOS and Android
That's one small step for man, one giant leap for...Angry Birds?
With NASA's help, Rovio Entertainment's
popular mobile game
Angry Birds is taking the ongoing bird-pig war to space. PC, Mac, iOS and Android users will soon be able to launch various types of birds at the enemy pigs using a whole new set of moves based on a zero-gravity environment. The new game features 60 levels with six new characters and powers.
NASA flight engineer Don Pettit introduced the new game from the International Space Station (ISS) using a bungee cord to fling a plush Angry Bird in different directions. He demonstrated the different ways in which the birds would attack the pigs in space.
"This collaboration began with a simple Twitter exchange about birds and pigs in space, and it has grown into a tremendous outreach and education opportunity," said David Weaver, NASA's associate administrator for communications. "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."
In addition to the game's release, toys, books and other merchandise will be available to the public in order to promote the new space venture. Rovio is clearly looking to keep the interest and demand going as far as the Angry Birds franchise goes.
Last November, Rovio announced that Angry Birds reached
500 million downloads
and was preparing to launch the first Angry Birds retail store in Helsinki. In September 2011, Rovio was selling one million plush toys and T-shirts monthly.
The Angry Birds Space game will make a public debut at the SXSWi conference in Austin, Texas tomorrow. The game will be featured on the Samsung Galaxy Note, and will officially launch on March 22.
Check out the video below for a sneak peek:
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RE: spare time ?
3/8/2012 4:12:48 PM
With NASA's level of funding now, about all they have left is trying to fling plush birds in space.
Kudo's to Rovio for the new level. And for what it's worth, Rovio was a big supporter of NASA, already did a few space levels that coincided with the last launch of the Space Shuttle, and had a special edition products to commemorate the last launch.
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