- (PHOTO:Facebook/"Bad Piggies" Page)
Rovio, the company responsible for "Angry Birds," has announced new details for a game spin-off titled "Bad Piggies."
Game players that are familiar with "Angry Birds" will see the game reborn from a different point of view on Sept. 27. The game will feature the bad piggies, instead of merely killing them off. The game's developer, Rovio, who is also responsible for "Angry Birds," has announced that the game will be available on Mac OS X, iOS and Android. Windows 8 and other PC versions will arrive "soon after," the company said on Facebook.
Game producers claimed that the spin-off was developed after it was discovered that people showed a shocking amount of feeling for the piggies.
"There's a lot of empathy toward the lovable enemies from the Angry Birds games, and we've been constantly asked: what about the pigs' side of the story?" Mikael Hed, Rovio CEO explained to Daily Tech. "Bad Piggies gives you the chance to play as the second-most-loved characters in the Angry Birds universe, and explore this rich world through their green eyes."
In the new storyline it is the pigs that are angry now, after eating one too many angry bird eggs. The mischievous pigs have also been featured on a Facebook site dedicated to their arrival.
Since its introduction, "Angry Birds" has earned billions of dollars. The game was first introduced in 2009 and has since been downloaded over 800 million times. The games last update, "Angry Birds Space," broke the record for downloads despite the fact that it was not available to Windows users.
The company thanked its loyal customers for its success.
"We are so thankful to all of our fans for their support, and we can't wait for them to see what we have coming up," said Rovio communications specialist Sini Matikainen in an email according to Mashable.
Something PIG is coming!