Finland– October 15, 2010– IT’S HERE. AND IT’S FREE. Rovio is proud to present Angry Birds for the Android platform. Currently the most successful mobile game worldwide, Angry Birds has been downloaded on more than 7 million smartphones. The free version of the game has been installed over 13 million times.
Angry Birds puts you in charge of a quirky flock of birds, who go on an intense assault on the hungry green pigs who have stolen their eggs. In the game, you use a slingshot to send the Angry Birds smashing into the pigs and their puzzling constructions. The Android version includes 150 levels packed with hours and hours of gameplay.
"Angry Birds is more than a game, it's a pop culture phenomenon," said Christy Wyatt, Corporate Vice President of Software and Services Product Management, Motorola. "The launch of Angry Birds on the Android platform, and the ability to download it on Motorola devices, is a big testament to the maturity of the ecosystem as a whole and we see this as a defining moment for gaming on Android."
"Why is Angry Birds free on Android? We want to make Angry Birds available for as many people as possible. The Android marketplace is a complex one, and we thank Motorola for their help in navigating the ecosystem and testing Angry Birds," said Mikael Hed, CEO of Rovio.
Angry Birds will run on second generation Android devices and upwards, with Android platform 1.6 or later. Your device needs to support OpenGL ES 2.0. Angry Birds Android features mobile advertising powered by AdMob. A future update will include the option to purchase the full version and opt out of advertisements.
To get the game now, you can download Angry Birds on your device for free exclusively from GetJar ( http://www.getjar.com). It will soon be available on the Android Market and Motorola SHOP4APPS, free of charge as well.
We have worked long and hard to ensure that Angry Birds is the best game ever released on Android, and believe we have reached our goal. We welcome our fans to see for themselves and have fun playing Angry Birds!
Rovio is an award-winning Finnish game developer, and one of the leading independent developers of mobile games worldwide. Previously, Rovio has developed games for some of the biggest names in the mobile space, including Electronic Arts, Nokia, Vivendi, Namco Bandai and Mr.Goodliving/Real Networks. To visit Rovio, go to rovio.com.
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