Download Bad Piggies, A New Game from Angry Birds Makers Now

By SiliconIndia   |   Thursday, 27 September 2012, 11:00 Hrs
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Bangalore: It’s time for “piggies” to take the revenge on birds, as Rovio Entertainment launches Bad Piggies, a sequel to its super hit Angry Birds game, which has been entertaining millions of people from the past three years.

Android, iOS and Mac users can now download the game from Google Play, iOS App Store and Mac App Store respectively. While it is free for the Android users, others will have to pay from $0.99 to $4.99.

The new game pushes creativity of player through tasks like building vehicles to help transport Piggies safely to get the bird’s eggs. "We've never done anything like this," said Petri Jarvilehto, EVP of Games to Reuters. "Where Angry Birds was all about destruction, Bad Piggies is all about the joy of construction. It's not just about getting three stars in this game, failing is almost as much fun as succeeding!"

From the first shots, the game appears to be highly addictive as Angry birds. If a success, the game is expected to put Rovio on a market value between $6 bilion and $9 billion. Rovio has been longing for a hit since Amazing Alex, the first non Angry Birds game in more than two years hit No. 1 on download charts but has since drooped outside the top 50. Angry Birds Space, the latest in the Angry Birds series has also dropped fast from the top-grossing lists. If Bad Piggies is a success, the company says it could go public as soon as next year, offering a possible payday to its backers.

The Finland based video game developer established in 2003, had shot to fame, after it launched Angry Birds for Apple Inc's iPhone in late 2009. The game was since then on the top charts of all App stores and has crossed a download of more than 1 billion. It had helped Rovio's sales jump 10-fold to $100 million last year.

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