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Angry Birds Space
Angry Birds Space logo
Angry Birds Space application icon

Developer

Rovio Mobile

Platforms

iOS, Android, Microsoft Windows, BlackBerry Tablet OS, Mac OS X

Release date

March 22, 2012

Angry Birds Space is a puzzle game and the fourth game in the Angry Birds video game series. It is developed by Rovio Entertainment.

ReleaseEdit

In February 2012, Rovio announced a new game in the Angry Birds series to be called Angry Birds Space. Angry Birds Space launched on March 22, 2012,and features elements from the preceding Angry Birds games as well as new gameplay mechanics. The game contains 60 initial levels with extra levels available as free updates and in-app purchases.Angry Birds Space launched on iOS, Android, PC, and Mac, with a Windows Phone release to follow. For the launch of the game, Rovio partnered with wireless carrier T-Mobile to erect a 300-foot tall contraption, with a 35-foot tall red bird resting in it at the Seattle Space Needle to make it look like a giant slingshot.
Donald Pettit Angry Birds ISS

Donald Pettit demonstrates microgravity using characters from 'Angry Birds.'

On March 8, 2012, new footage of Angry Birds Space, presented by NASA astronaut Don Pettit onboard the International Space Station, was released. The video shows that the game's stage is no longer flat, instead comprising several different planets, each of which has its own gravitational field that affects the trajectory of the birds after launch. In April 2012, the first update for Angry Birds Space was released and contained Fry Me to the Moon, a new episode with 10 new levels. In May 2012, a further update was released with the first 10 levels of the next episode Utopia.

NASA states that such collaboration with Rovio Mobile may share the excitement of space with the Angry Birds community, educate users on NASA’s programs, and create interactive educational experiences for the public.

The game also features new bird characters that carry their own unique abilities.As of June 1, 2012, Angry Birds Space has been downloaded a total of 100 million times since launching on iOS, Android, PC and Mac.In June 2012 an update for the Android version included Danger Zone, a in-app purchase with 30 challenging levels that had previously been available for iOS and the Space Eagle. In June 30th Rovio launched Utopia.

ReceptionEdit

The game has received generally favorable reviews with a Metacritic score of 83/100 based on 30 reviews.Justin Davis, writing for IGN, gave the game a score of 8.5/10, calling the pricing and physics disappointing but concluding that "neither issue detracts from the game's overall quality or fun factor." GameSpot gave the game an 8 out 10. PC Magazine rated the game 4.5 out of 5 stating the game was "Easy and fun to play" but the Android version lacks some of the levels that are included on iOS.

See AlsoEdit

Angry Birds

Angry Birds Rio

Rovio Mobile