The mobile puzzle game sensation Angry Birds migrated to retail last year to invade store shelves and PCs everywhere, but developer Rovio still wasn’t content to with its game’s share of our gaming time
What’s a worldwide phenomenon to do? Find a home on Facebook, of course!
Rovio has today announced that Angry Birds is now officially available to play on Facebook, but instead of being a straight port to this social network, a bunch of power-ups, exclusive levels and competitive hooks have been included in this version of the game.
SVP of Game Publishing at Rovio, Petri Järvilehto said of the move:
“This launch is just the beginning for Angry Birds on Facebook. We have great new features and gameplay lined up for the fans in the upcoming weeks. Angry Birds on Facebook will offer a unique experience for our fans, and we’re really excited to finally be on the platform.”
Want to know what to expect of Angry Birds on Facebook? Here are some of the key features:
Compete with your friends
“With the brand-new social features for Angry Birds on Facebook, fans can compete with their friends, brag about their scores, and earn coveted gold, silver, and bronze crowns for the top three scores in any level. Fans can also give their Facebook friends “mystery gifts” of power-ups.”
“In addition to the Mighty Eagle, Angry Birds on Facebook has great new power-ups to help pop even the peskiest piggy. Fans can earn power-ups by playing the game, receiving them as a ‘mystery gift’ from a friend, or purchasing them. To begin, there are four amazing power-ups available:”
Sling Scope – Looking for the perfect shot? Use Sling Scope laser targeting for pinpoint precision!
King Sling – Fling your birds with style AND speed. Upgrade to the almighty King Sling for maximum power and velocity!
Super Seeds – Supersize your bird! Super Seeds turn any bird into a pig-popping giant.
Birdquake – Rattle the battle! Use the Birdquake to bring pigs’ defenses crashing to the ground!
Global launch on Valentine’s Day
“With almost 200,000 fans from around the world joining the Angry Birds launch event on Facebook, plus local launch activities, Angry Birds on Facebook is a truly global launch.
“As a Valentine’s Day gift to Angry Birds fans, Rovio is giving out 14 free power-ups to anyone who plays Angry Birds on Facebook between now and February 16th.”