Quick Note: Angry Birds Creator to Release "Bad Piggies"
September 4, 2012 12:29 PM
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The game will allow users to play as the pigs instead of the birds
It's time for the little green pigs in Angry Birds to get some revenge.
Angry Birds creator Rovio announced today that it will release a brand-new game this month called "Bad Piggies." Instead of flinging birds at the pigs and their various environments, users can play as the pigs to plot schemes against the birds.
"There's a lot of empathy toward the lovable enemies from the Angry Birds games, and we've been constantly asked: what about the pigs' side of the story?" said Mikael Hed, Rovio CEO. "Bad Piggies gives you the chance to play as the second-most-loved characters in the Angry Birds universe, and explore this rich world through their green eyes."
If the Angry Birds series is any indication of Bad Piggies' future, it will be a great success. Angry Birds, which was released in 2009, has over 800 million downloads. Angry Birds Space alone
broke the mobile download record
of any game. It even extended beyond the game, offering plush toys, T-shirts and
. Rovio is also looking into
a 2013 IPO
Bad Piggies will be released September 27 for iOS, Android and Mac.
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RE: IPO? I hope people have learned from Facebook.
9/4/2012 6:42:04 PM
Rovio will go the same way as Zynga, groupon and facebook, which all have a product that brings in money. Just nowhere near the amount they said it would.
Actually pretty much since groupon IPO, tech IPO's have been "cashing out" for the company owners. I know that's not what they are supposed to be. Just what they are for the moment.
Because these IPO's are guided by banks. Banks that then reccomend that IPO to their clients. Banks who then bet (hedge/short) against their clients. Banks who make money when the shares go down, and if the company doesn't go bust, they will buy shares at the actual price and end up with your money, and your shares!
The owners of these companies don't mind since they end up billionaires, none of the elite is actually going to care *where* they got the billions (as long as you've got them). So who gives a damn if they screw over some workers. What are they going to do, sue? you took their money how can they sue?!
Besides that, they know full well all these companies are based on hype and marketing. As soon as the next angry birds comes along nobody will care about angry birds anymore. And why innovate if you can become a billionaire in milliseconds?
The stock market is rigged. Now it needs to die. Then maybe in a decade or 2-3 we can go back to actual *investment*.
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