Angry Birds Comes to Facebook
The overly popular mobile platform game Angry Birds has come to overly popular social network Facebook. The Facebook variant features the same game play as the original mobile app along with added social components, new power-ups and exclusive new levels. The game itself is free to play, with a 20-use power up costing $1.
“Angry Birds” on Facebook — which uses Flash Player 11 — supports 3D graphics, according to tech news site ZDNet.
Angry Birds has been downloaded more than 700 million times since its release for Apple’s iOS in December 2009, and with Facebook’s 800 million users, it’s bound to hit 1 billion soon.
Thanks to the success of Angry Birds, game maker Rovio emerged as a gaming powerhouse, and it’s looking to go public as soon as 2012. Right now, the company is worth more than $1 billion, according to CMO Peter Vesterbacka.