I’ll be honest, the whole Angry Birds empire makes me kind of annoyed. It’s a neat game, I guess. There are plenty of games that are more fun, in my opinion. And the message of it is pretty disturbing really: you make birds commit suicide in order to destroy pigs who have kidnapped baby birds. EVERYONE DIES except the baby birds and somehow this is all OKAY WITH EVERYBODY. In fact, it’s SO okay that I see people wearing Angry Birds apparel all over the place like a bunch of monsters.
It’s one of the most popular games of all time and the first game to make the leap from popular app to popular culture itself.
The news today is that a new version is on the way and it’s called Bad Piggies. Launches September 27th.
This was in USA Today:
The studio is promising a very different approach to gameplay compared with Angry Birds, which has players flinging powered-up birds with a slingshot at well-guarded pigs.
“We’ve had a lot of fun creating a totally new and unique gameplay experience,” said Petri Järvilehto, Rovio’s executive vice president of games, in a statement. “There’s so much more to these pigs than what is seen in the Angry Birds games, and Bad Piggies is the first glimpse into what’s going on in the imaginative and ingenious minds of the pigs.”
Imaginative and ingenious minds of kidnappers who get killed, you mean. Petri.