Rovio’s Amazing Alex arrives on iOS

With a billion Angry Birds downloads under Rovio Entertainment’s belt, the Finnish developer has released their first non-bird-slinging game on the App Store: Amazing Alex. Sure enough, it’s another physics puzzler, but this time with an Incredible Machine-style twist.

Meet Amazing Alex! This whiz kid has a boundless imagination and a houseful of fun toys that can turn anything into an adventure!

From cleaning up his room to battling cardboard robots in his backyard, Alex creates amazing chain reactions to get the job done with the maximum amount of fun! Now he has some challenges for you — and he wants to see the most creative solutions YOU can create!

Amazing Alex features 100 challenging levels across 4 locations and you can bet Rovio will be providing free updates in the future with even more levels. Best of all, players can create their own with 35 interactive objects and share them online with other gamers. The iPhone version of the game goes for $0.99, while the HD version for the iPad sells for $2.99. Check out the launch trailer after the break.

Amazing Alex Rovio, Amazing Alex – $0.99
Amazing Alex HD Rovio, Amazing Alex HD – $2.99

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Angry Birds reaches 1 Billion downloads milestone [Video]

Angry Birds Space alone reached 50 million downloads in 35 days

Rovio has just announced that Angry Birds has reached the 1 billion mark for downloads – this includes all 4 games across multiple platforms: Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons, Angry Birds Rio and Angry Birds Space.

Angry Birds games have now been downloaded more than a billion times – THANK YOU to all of our incredible fans! This is only the beginning of our story, keep your eyes peeled for what’s coming up next from Rovio!

A little over a week ago, Angry Birds Space became the fastest growing mobile game as it hit 50 million downloads in only 35 days. And to put the 1 billion into perpective, the Apple App Store with its 600,000+ apps reached 25 billion downloads back in March. Despite the fact that it does include the Windows, Mac, Android and other platforms, that’s still 4 games with 1/25 of all iOS downloads! Check out the Angry Birds 1 billion downloads video after the break.

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Angry Birds Space has landed on iOS and Android

Houston, the Birds have landed…Angry Birds Space, the most ambitious Angry Birds game yet that was first announced by Rovio last month, has finally been released on the iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac, and Windows platforms.

After a giant claw kidnaps their eggs, the Angry Birds chase it into a wormhole and find themselves floating in a strange new galaxy – surrounded by space pigs! Luckily the Angry Birds have super powers of their own…

Angry Birds Space features 60 interstellar levels on planets and in zero gravity, resulting in spectacular gameplay ranging from slow-motion puzzles to lightspeed destruction. With regular free updates, new in-app purchases, brand new birds, brand new superpowers, and a whole galaxy to explore, the sky is no longer the limit!

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Rovio releases Angry Birds Space teaser, launch date set for March 22nd

Houston, we have liftoff. Angry Birds, the uber-lucrative gaming property for Rovio (it’s been downloaded over 700 million times across various mobile platforms), will soon be embarking on a journey that’ll take the beloved cast into outer space. From Rovio’s blog:

Angry Birds Space is a completely new game with innovative new gameplay, but with some of the familiar Angry Birds elements that fans already know and love — plus some surprises!

According to Yahoo! Games, Rovio has teamed up with NASA and National Geographic to be their ‘launch partners’ when the game officially releases on March 22nd. With the fourth major installment in the franchise (the last being Angry Birds Rio), Space will let fans sling birds on completely new planets, where there’ll be new gameplay elements like zero gravity, slow-motion trajections, and “lightspeed” destruction. And as part of a coordinated launch effort, Rovio will be simultaneously releasing the mobile game along with other Angry Birds Space offerings in animation, retail and publishing. More details on the game will be unveiled in early March, but in the meantime, you can check out the teaser website and watch the brief trailer below.

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Valentine’s Day Update now available for Angry Birds Seasons

First came Halloween, then the Christmas theme. And just in time for Valentine’s Day, Angry Birds Seasons has been updated with 15 new levels (and new achievements) of lovey-dovey avian action.

Get ready for the most heartfelt episode in Angry Birds Seasons HD so far: the Valentine’s Day edition! After the shenanigans of Halloween and Christmas, Angry Birds Seasons HD continue in the spirit of Love! As usual, Angry Birds gives the most generous updates of any app!

If you already own “Seasons”, the update is free as always. Otherwise, you can get your fill of more seasonally themed Angry Birds addiction for $0.99 (iPhone) or $1.99 (iPad).

Angry Birds Seasons Rovio, Angry Birds Seasons, 11.18MB – $0.99
Angry Birds Seasons HD Rovio, Angry Birds Seasons HD, 12.33MB – $1.99

Get into the Christmas Spirit with Angry Birds Seasons

Having enjoyed enormous success with Angry Birds Halloween, Rovio has now updated (and renamed) the game to Angry Birds Seasons, adding Christmas themed levels under the “Season’s Greetings” episode.

From now on, every season is an Angry Birds season. After the special treats of Halloween, Angry Birds Seasons returns with another gift that keeps on giving: Season’s Greetings for the Holidays!

Count down the 25 days of Christmas with Angry Birds!
Frolic in the fun new levels in a snow-filled winter wonderland!
A very merry Golden Egg full of holiday spirit!

If you’ve already purchased Angry Birds Halloween, Angry Birds Seasons will be a free update for you, so go grab ’em now! Otherwise, the iPhone version can be picked up for $0.99, while Seasons for the iPad is priced at $1.99.

Angry Birds Seasons Rovio, Angry Birds Seasons, 11.18MB – $0.99
Angry Birds Seasons HD Rovio, Angry Birds Seasons HD, 12.33MB – $1.99

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Angry Birds Plush Toys now ready for pre-orders, set to ship in December [Update]

It’s no secret that Rovio Mobile, developers of the insanely popular Angry Birds (TMA Review), has been working on creating Plush Toys based on the addictive game’s avian heroes. What remained uncertain however, were details on pricing and availability of the toys that will undoubtedly be a top seller with Christmas quickly approaching. And just as Rovio has been rumored to make an official launch announcement anytime now, online toy store ToyWiz jumped the gun and started taking pre-orders for the cute fluffy birds.

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