Angry birds is an online video game developed by a company called Rovio Entertainment. This popular game was first released on Apple iOS in the year 2009. This game is all about a flock of multi-colored birds that try to save their eggs which are under threat of some green pigs. The birds have no visible wings and legs which possibly caught the attention of every gamer. This game has undergone significant change on account of its popularity and is available for download on the most of the recent smartphones. The reasons for popularity of this game can be attributed to its features such as addictive gameplay, comic essence and of course the affordable price. Apart from the mobile and Smartphone versions, angry birds game versions are also available for use on personal computers and gaming consoles these days.
1. Angry Birds Brand Explosion
Angry birds brand has exploded the world of games in a substantial manner. While the competitors of have an employee strength of 3000 Rovio company has an employee strength of just 300. Rovio Company was founded in the year 2003 and its tough competitor was founded in the year 2007. Even the revenues of Rovio Company are no where in comparison at only $106.3 million with its competitor company at $1.14 billion in the year 2011. But ever since Rovio Company has been making news for significantly out-beating its competitor in terms of revenue, stock prices and daily download statistics as well.
2. Wrath Of The Angry Birds
Angry birds game has been played so many times that if we were to rewind the total play time we would reach to the time when human evolution began evolving. The addiction the angry birds game has been at fourth place after alcohol, tobacco and facebook. Even the punishment for stealing the eggs by the angry birds pigs varies in different countries such as US, UK, Singapore, and Canada. The fun statistics points at all the angry birds laying eggs which will fulfill the hunger of half the world population. Even the angry birds merchandise such as t-shirt, backpack and stickers is not far behind with Rovio Company selling 1 million t-shirts at present apart from 1 million plush toys every month.
3. The Global Appeal Of Angry Birds
The appeal of angry birds and its success can be attributed to the psychology, sociology and addiction of users. Rovio company is making billions of dollars on account of the 300 million downloads that have taken place till now. Statistics has proved that 76% gamers are most likely to convert to paid downloads rather than free ones. On an average gamers play an average 200 million minutes per day with angry birds which is equal to sixteen years of play every hour and every day. Players have hurled about 100 billion angry birds till now which equal the number of real birds that are alive on planet earth. The Rovio Company is estimated to be worth over $1 billion. Even the statistics of the kind of gamers who play angry birds varies between employed and unemployed, young and old and single as against the married.
4. Angry Birds Space Vs. Angry Birds
With the release of angry birds space recently which is awesome and interesting even this game has become the favorite of many game players. While many people liked this new space version the old angry birds game still had many lovers. The angry birds space was developed in collaboration with NASA and out took all records of the usual angry birds game. Angry birds games have been downloaded over 700 million times all over the world and people spend an average 3.3 million hours on the game daily. Bad Piggies game topped the charts within three hours of launch as being one of the iOS aid downloads.
5. Angry Birds By The Numbers
This infographic provides information on Angry birds by the numbers. 350 millions of angry birds copies have been downloaded across all platforms. 300 million angry birds are played each day.
6. Angry Birds Space
Angry birds space was launched on March 22nd in almost all platforms with about 60 incredible levels. Some of the levels that the angry birds space game has are new mechanics, the inspiration, the new superheroes, Rovio reaches formula 1, icebird or iceman, heikki kovalainan, the first in outer space, the kings of marketing etc and many more. As Rovio company believes that dissemination of knowledge of the universe is important it has partnered with NASA and National Geographic to achieve this purpose. This game is now available on all platforms such as iPhone, OS, Android, PC and MAC as well.
7. Angry Birds Vs. Draw Something
On a comparison between the angry birds game and draw something game it has been found that angry birds has been growing at a rapid pace with a turnover of 64% profit whereas there has been a steep drop in the daily number of users of draw something game by about 67%. The different versions of angry birds such as angry birds classic, angry birds seasons, angry birds Rio and the latest angry birds space has bypassed all possible records to the top of all games available in the market. The developers of draw something game was sold for $200 million in the year 2012.
8. How Angry Birds Shot For The Star Wars And Won
With the angry birds and star wars partnership the angry birds game has sky-rocketed and bypassed all possible gaming records. When angry birds : star wars was launched in the year 2012 it topped the App store charts within 2.5 hours of launch and the highest selling iPhone app with over 10 million paid downloads. Angry birds has over 2 billion downloads across all platforms and supposed to be the fastest selling mobile game ever.
9. Angry Birds Facts
The angry birds game is inspired by a sketch of wing less and feetless birds with over 12 million copies of the game purchased from Apple’s App stores so far. With the success this game is available for download on various devices such as Smartphone, computers and gaming consoles. Now the company Rovio has also announced a 3D animated film to be released in the year 2016 on account of success attributed to its popularity and liking amongst gamers.
10. Angry Birds And How To Guard Yourself
Angry birds game developer company Rovio has been a clear dominator of the gaming market and pulled down many companies including Zynga which developed the popular Farm Ville and City Ville games. In October Zynga’s stock hit a low to $2.35 while Rovio broke all possible records of highest download and revenues too. Angry birds space game version launch achieved 50 million downloads in just 35 days. Rovio Company is planning to take the company public on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in the year 2013.