It's Angry Birds 10th Birthday Today
Soon after it was launched on December 11, 2009, the game became hugely popular.
Angry Birds, do you still play the mobile game that is filled with multi-coloured birds being flung across the screen, has turned 10 today. Soon after it was launched on December 11, 2009, the game became hugely popular.
Even after 10 years, the popularity of the game refuses to fade. Angry Birds took it to Twitter and shared a video of its journey, and captioned it, "It's our 10th anniversary! Take a look back at all of the highlights from the last decade and see all of the games, animations, stunts, name drops, collaborations, and more that have made Angry Birds a household name all over the globe!"
Angry Birds says, the game has been downloaded over 4.5 million times since its launch and is played all over the world. The makers claim that Angry Birds has been downloaded even in Antarctica and is the only game to be played in space at the International Space Station (ISS).
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US! 🎂Thank you for these 10 years, everyone! From those who know our story inside out, to the ones who picked up that game everyone was talking about and got hooked. Here's to 10 more! #AngryBirds10 pic.twitter.com/DK8JY7nzbM— Angry Birds (@AngryBirds) December 11, 2019
Angry Birds has received several updates and addition over the years. It is a physics-based puzzle game. In 2011, the game franchisee collaborated with the animated film Rio for a video game which saw them rescuing exotic birds trapped in cages or defeating the cockatoo Nigel's marmosets.
To come up with Angry Birds EPIC, Angry Birds collaborated with EPIC RPG (role-playing game) in 2014. Angry Birds was made into a movie, which was received well in the box office in 2016. It was the first movie to be based on a mobile game.
Recently Angry Birds 2 has asked players to extend their support for UNICEF's Education in Emergencies fund by popping as many pigs as they could throughout November. After the game event, Angry Birds' developer Rovio would make a USD 100,000 (Rs 70.67 lakh) contribution to the UNICEF to support educate children in conflict zones and other emergencies worldwide.