Rovio to Houston. The Mighty Eagle as landed. Big time.
Rovio just took to Twitter to announce that its latest Angry Birds installment, Angry Birds Space, was downloaded 50 million times in 35 days. As the company brags, that makes Angry Birds Space the fastest growing mobile game in history. People clearly cannot get enough of flinging upset birds at moderately evil (or perhaps, misunderstood) pigs.
Angry Birds Space launched on March 22 with much fanfare. Rovio had been on a sort of media tour, hyping the gaming to astronomical levels. And for good reason. It had been a full year since a new Angry Birds game hit. Angry Birds Rio launched on March 22, 2011. Rovio had to hype not only the new title, but also the franchise. But, 35 short days later, Angry Birds Space hit the record books, shattering previous benchmarks.
Rovio isn’t going to wait another year this time around. In an interview with TechCrunch Mr. Angry Bird himself, Peter Vesterbacka, promised four new games yet this year.
Rovio: Angry Birds Space Downloaded 50 Million Times In 35 Days
I’m not even going to pretend that you don’t know what Angry Birds is… that would be insulting to both you and the game. But do you know what Angry Birds Space is? Nah, I didn’t think so. And truth be told, I’m not quite sure what it is either.
According to Rovio, Angry Birds Space will be the biggest launch for the company to date. Remember what a big deal Angry Birds Rio was with that whole 20th Century Fox partnership and a movie and all that jazz? Well guess what! Space is even bigger.
If you can’t tell from the past few sentences, I’m pretty excited about this. Angry Birds is the most popular mobile game in the world… ever… and Seasons and Rio were excellent additions to the series. But living/playing in a regular world, or a seasonal world, or even in an islandy world are things we’ve all done. Chilling out in space, on the other hand, is not.
There are little to no details so far. In fact, all we know is that the red bird looks much more devilish in space and that the game will debut on March 22. I predict that aliens will be our nemeses, and that gravity (or rather, a lack thereof) won’t be an issue.
You can check out the teaser video below and head on over to the official teaser page to download an Angry Birds Space wallpaper and/or glare into the burning eyes of our favorite little red bird.
After Conquering The World, Our Favorite Angry Birds Head Into Space On March 22