The most checked online game of this week is latest version of Angry Birds, it is a strategy puzzle video game developed by Finnish computer game developer Rovio Mobile. Inspired primarily by a sketch of stylized wingless birds, the game was first developed for Apple’s iOS in December 2009. Since that time, over 12 million copies of the game have been purchased from Apple’s App Store, which has prompted the company to design versions for other touchscreen-basedsmartphones, such as those using the Android operating system, among others.
In the game, players use a slingshot to launch birds at pigs stationed on or within various structures, with the intent of destroying all the pigs on the playing field. As players advance through the game, new birds appear, some with special abilities that can be activated by the player
Angry Birds has been praised for its successful combination of addictive gameplay, comical style, and low price. Its popularity led to versions of Angry Birds being created for personal computers and gaming consoles, a market for merchandise featuring its characters and even long-term plans for a feature film or television series. With a combined 500 million downloads across all platforms and including both regular and special editions, the game has been called “one of the most mainstream games out right now”,”one of the great runaway hits of 2010″,and “the largest mobile app success the world has seen so far”
The latest version of the Angry Birds game, ‘Angry Birds Space’, has notched up ten million download since it launched at the end of last week. Angry Birds Space takes the familiar bird-throwing formula in a bid to kill pigs, and puts it into the setting of outer space. The latest version includes new features such as gravitational fields and news birds – such as the Space Eagle.