I had no idea people were still into Angry Birds so much that a new version of it would garner 10 million downloads in a single weekend. Lesson learned: never underestimate the love the masses have for annoying mobile game apps.
Launching on Thursday morning across iOS, Android, PC and Mac app stores, the game incorporates new characters and a new physics engine, as the game has been transported to an environment that requires you to use the gravitational pull of the planets to successfully complete each level.
Rovio has added a new power-up called Space Eagles, which is awarded for progressing throughout the game or can be bought via an in-app purchase. You will be able play 60 levels on first download, with more coming via game updates.
Rovio’s ‘Mighty Eagle’ Peter Vesterbacka noted on launch day that Rovio would not be launching Angry Birds Space on Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform, delivering a blow to Nokia smartphone owners at the time.
Still ABS has a ways to go before it catches up with the original, which was downloaded an astounding 500 million times. And to think that I don’t believe that I know a single person who plays it. I suppose I should be proud of that?