rAge 2012: Hurl Angry Birds at Bad Piggies in real life for charity!

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Rovio’s colourful Angry Birds puzzle game has become as ubiquitous as Tetris at this point – as those foul fowl invade basically every mobile and home device capable of playing games, you probably don’t know a lot of people who haven’t played a version of Angry Birds.

What we haven’t done before is ‘play’ Angry Birds in real life, and thanks to South African distributor Apex Interactive, as well as the animal care organisation, FreeMe, we’ll be able to do just that at rAge 2012 this week.

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If you visit what Apex calls the ‘Angry Birds Alley’ at rAge 2012, you’ll be able to throw Angry Birds at the dastardly Piggies with a chance to win a prize for your skills – for a minimum donation of only R5, you’ll get three chances to take down the Pigs!

What can you win? How do Angry Bird games, plush toys and sweets sound to you? Sounds great to us!

The best part of the fun is that all proceeds from Angry Birds Alley will go towards FreeMe, a volunteer group in Northern Johannesburg that is dedicated to rescuing indigenous birds, mammals and reptiles that have been orphaned, abandoned, injured or otherwise displaced.

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“FreeMe treats approximately 10 000 animals each year,” writes Apex, “providing specialised treatment, care and rehabilitation. The ultimate aim for the organisation is to release wildlife back into its natural habitat in areas carefully chosen, including reserves and conservancies.”

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Are you coming to rAge 2012? Then be sure to stop by Afrihost and El33tonline’s space on the showfloor, the Afril33t Stand, where we’ll be showcasing Angry Birds games and Rovio’s latest title, Bad Piggies, on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1.

In-between visiting Angry Birds Alley, you can get your practice in on the Note, refine your technique, and go back to take on the Angry Birds in real life to try again!

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