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The Angry Birds wordmark, used since July 2015

Angry Birds is a video game franchise created by the Finnish company Rovio Entertainment. The series focuses on multi-colored birds which try to save their eggs from green-colored pigs, their enemies. Inspired by Crush the Castle, the game has been praised for its successful combination of fun gameplay, comical style, and low price. Its popularity led to many spin-offs, versions of Angry Birds created for PCs and video game consoles, a market for merchandise featuring its characters, a televised animated series, and a feature film. By January 2014, there were over two billion downloads across all platforms, including both regular and special editions. By July 2015, the series' games were downloaded more than three billion times collectively, making it the most downloaded freemium game series of all time. The original Angry Birds has been called "one of the most mainstream games out right now", "one of the great runaway hits of 2010", and "the largest mobile app success the world has seen so far". An animated feature film based on the series was released by Columbia Pictures on 20 May 2016, and the first main-series sequel, Angry Birds 2, was released on 30 July 2015.

The first game in the series was initially released in December 2009 for iOS. At the time, the swine flu epidemic was in the news, so the staff decided to use pigs as the enemies of the birds. The company released ports of the game to other touchscreen smartphone operating systems, including Android, Symbian, and Windows Phone, and PCs.

Overview

Angry Birds games consist of birds who need to be flung on a slingshot in order to defeat pigs on in a structure or tower. There are 10 birds in the original game, the first five that are named are the members of the original flock, which are Red, a red bird who is the leader of the flock, Jay, Jake, and Jim - three small blue birds who can destroy glass very well, Chuck, a canary who can destroy wooden blocks and planks and can accelerate to great speeds, Bomb, a black bird who can explode and cause significant damage to structures and stone, Matilda, a chicken who can lay an exploding egg, Hal, a ''Boomerang Bird'', who can be flung all the way to the back and come back like a boomerang, Terence, a huge red bird who is commonly assumed to be Red's big brother (but actually not), who is a large bird who can do lots of damage when didn't speak, Bubbles, a cute little orange bird who can inflate into a huge size, Stella, a pink bird whose bubbles could make some blocks and materials fly, and finally the Mighty Eagle, a large majestic bald eagle who is the last resort if the player fails the level which completely clears the screen of pigs and could destroy the entire structure, being summoned with a sardine. The birds' enemies are green pigs, who are, Minion Pigs, clueless dumb pigs who are the most common pig in the game, Corporal Pig, a strict pig who commands the clueless minion pigs into doing things, a Mustache Pig, or a Foreman Pig, who is notable for his long orange mustache, and King Smoothcheeks, better known as King Pig, who is encountered at the end of each episode and the main antagonist of the Angry Birds Series. However in Angry Birds Rio there are no pigs and are instead Marmosets and Nigel. In Angry Birds Space, the birds, except Matilda go to space and don space costumes. an Ice Bird is featured; which has the power to freeze pigs and items, and an egg as well. In Angry Birds Star Wars and Angry Birds Star Wars II, its sequel, the characters are dressed up as Star Wars characters and exclusives are added as well, reenacting the Star Wars film series. In Angry Birds Seasons, multiple new characters are introduced, for an example: Bubbles (originally) and Stella (originally). The only playable Seasons-exclusive-bird is Tony, Terence's cousin from Finland. Also, multiple holidays are celebrated. There are also other Mighty Creatures like the Mighty Dragon from Year of the Dragon (Angry Birds Seasons) - which is summoned by a Red Koi Fish, and the Space Eagle from Angry Birds Space - which is also summoned by a sardine.

History

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Jaakko Iisalo's original sketch that started one of the most successful apps in history.

In early 2009, the staff of the broke company Rovio Entertainment Corporation began reviewing proposals for potential games. One such proposal came from senior game designer Jaakko Iisalo in the form of a simulated screenshot featuring some angry-looking birds with no visible legs or wings. While the picture gave no clue as to what type of game was being played, the staff liked the characters, and the team elected to design a game around them. In early 2009, physics games, such as Crush the Castle, were popular flash-based web games, so the Rovio team was inspired by these games. During the development of Angry Birds, the staff realized the birds needed an enemy. At the time, the "swine flu" epidemic was in the news, so the staff made the birds' enemies pigs. Angry Birds was the studio's 52nd produced game and on its initial release, the game didn't sell many copies. After Angry Birds was a featured app on the UK App Store in February 2010 and quickly reached No.1 there, it reached the No. 1 spot on the paid apps chart in the US App Store in the middle of 2010 and then stayed there for 275 days. The initial cost to develop Angry Birds was estimated to exceed €100,000 ($113,724.90), not including costs for the subsequent updates. For the iOS version, Rovio partnered with distributor Chillingo to publish the game to the App Store. Chillingo claimed to have participated in final game polishing, such as adding visible trajectory lines, pinch to zoom, pigs' grunts, birds' somersaults on landing. Since then Rovio has self-published almost all of the later ports of the game, with the exception of the PSP version, which was produced under license by Abstraction Games.

When Rovio began writing new versions of the game for other devices, new issues came to light. As the team began working on a version for Android systems, they observed the large number of configurations of device types and versions of the Android software. The number of combinations of software version, processor speed and even user interfaces was significantly larger than that for the iOS version. Ultimately, the team settled on a minimum set of requirements, even though that left nearly 30 types of Android phones unable to run the game, including some newly released phones. It was released on October 15, 2010. One month after the initial release on Android, Rovio Entertainment began designing a lite version of the game for these other devices.

In early 2010, Rovio began developing a version of Angry Birds for Facebook. The project became one of the company's largest, with development taking over a year. The company understood the challenges of transplanting a game concept between social platforms and mobile/gaming systems. In a March 2011 interview, Rovio's Peter Vesterbacka said, "you can’t take an experience that works in one environment and one ecosystem and force-feed it onto another. It's like Zynga. They can’t just take FarmVille and throw it on mobile and see what sticks. The titles that have been successful for them on mobile are the ones they’ve built from the ground up for the platform." The Facebook version incorporate social-gaming concepts and in-game purchases and entered beta-testing in April 2011; the game became officially available on Facebook in February 2012.

Improvements for the game include the ability to synchronize the player's progress across multiple devices; for example, a player who completes a level on an Android phone can log into their copy of the game on an Android tablet and see the same statistics and level of progress. Later games were released like Angry Birds Halloween, which later developed into Angry Birds Seasons, Angry Birds Space, a game which takes place in space and introduces a new bird called the Ice Bird; Angry Birds Star Wars and Angry Birds Star Wars II, which are based off the popular Star Wars film series, Angry Birds Go!, a racing game, Angry Birds Epic, an role-playing game where birds actually kill pigs, and other games as well. Eventually a sequel to the main game was released that was called Angry Birds Under Pigstruction, which is now called Angry Birds 2.

Games

Core Series

Game Release Genre Description
Angry Birds December 11, 2009 Puzzle The first game released of the series. It primarily involves shooting birds into pig's fortresses.
Angry Birds 2 July 30, 2015 Puzzle This is the sequel to Angry Birds and the twelfth game of the series that features the player picking the birds to launch into the pig's fortresses in multistage levels. The game is also called Angry Birds Under Pigstruction in Canada.

Side Series

Game Release Genre Description
Angry Birds Seasons October 21, 2010 Puzzle The second game in the series, featuring holiday-themed levels. It was also originally released as Angry Birds Halloween.
Angry Birds Rio March 11, 2011 Puzzle The third game in the series, tying-in with the films, Rio, and Rio 2.
Angry Birds Friends February 13, 2012 (Facebook),

May 2, 2013 (Android and iOS)

Puzzle The fourth game of the series features weekly tournaments, It was originally a Facebook exclusive, but it was later ported to mobile.
Angry Birds Space March 22, 2012 Puzzle The fifth game in the series that features planets, different gravity, and birds with improved abilities.
Angry Birds Star Wars November 8, 2012 Puzzle The sixth game that ties in with the original Star Wars trilogy: Star Wars (1977), The Empire Strikes Back (1980), and Return of the Jedi (1983).
Angry Birds Star Wars II September 18, 2013 Puzzle The seventh game of the series that ties in with the Star Wars prequel trilogy: The Phantom Menace (1999), Attack of the Clones (2002), and Revenge of the Sith (2005). It also ties with the television show Star Wars Rebels. It is the first game compatible with Hasbro's Telepods, that allows the player to summon a specific character in the game.
Angry Birds Go! December 11, 2013 Racing The eighth game of the series and it is the first to branch off from the puzzle genre to the racing genre.
Angry Birds Epic March 17, 2014 (Soft Launch, iOS),

June 22, 2014 (Worldwide)

Role-playing The ninth game of the series that features turn-based RPG combat and a gear and item crafting system.
Angry Birds Transformers October 3, 2014 Side-scrolling shooter The tenth game of the series, which ties-in with the Transformers franchise and is a shoot'em up game.
Angry Birds Fight! June 11, 2015 Tile-matching, Role-playing The eleventh game of the series, which is a match-3 game to match birds to have enough power to defeat the enemy and features a gear system.
Angry Birds Action! April 29, 2016 Puzzle, Pinball This is the thirteenth game of the series that features a top-down perspective in pinball-type levels, and the first game to feature the birds in their The Angry Birds Movie appearances. In October 2017, the game was removed from the app stores.
Angry Birds Blast! December 22, 2016 Tile-matching This is the fourteenth game of the series that features match-3 gameplay that has the player popping balloons to free the Angry Birds.
Angry Birds Evolution June 15, 2017 Role-playing, Pinball The fifteenth game of the series, which is a turn-based RPG battle game.
Angry Birds Match August 31, 2017 Tile-matching The sixteenth game of the series, which is a match-3 game involving the Hatchlings.
Angry Birds Dream Blast January 24th, 2019 Tile-matching The seventeenth game of the series. Players clear groups of balls of the same color to complete objectives.
Angry Birds: Isle of Pigs February 7, 2019 (VR), April 2019 (AR, iOS release) Puzzle The eighteenth game of the series and the augmented reality version of the original game, using the visuals and art style of the Angry Birds Movie.

Spin-Off Series

Game Release Genre Description
Bad Piggies September 27, 2012 Puzzle Players must build vehicles to bring the pigs to their destinations.
Angry Birds Stella September 4, 2014 Puzzle Reuses the original physics-puzzle game play of Angry Birds, but with a cast of new birds. On July 13, 2015, it was announced that the game was officially discontinued.
Angry Birds POP! March 12, 2015,

October 29, 2015 (Facebook)

Tile-matching Was the second game in the Stella series titled Angry Birds Stella POP!, where players must match bubbles to pop them and eventually must complete a given objective. On July 5, 2015, the "Stella" name was removed from the title and was renamed to Angry Birds POP!.
Angry Birds Champions February 21, 2018 Puzzle A competitive player versus player game where players take turns beating a traditional Angry Birds level, aiming to outscore opponents, with monetary prizes at stake.
Angry Birds for Facebook Messenger March 1, 2018 Puzzle Online versus game on Facebook's Messenger service.
Angry Birds Explore May 24, 2019 Puzzle Spin-off of the Angry Birds Action!, it has minigames, as well as BirdCodes feature from Angry Birds Action!, making it movie exclusive software.
Angry Birds POP 2 May 24, 2019 Puzzle Sequel to the Angry Birds POP!, and based on the Angry Birds Movie 2, it allows you to play as bird and pig at the same time.

Compilations

Game Release Genre Description
Angry Birds Trilogy 2012 (3DS, PS3, Xbox 360), 2013 (Wii, Wii U, PS Vita) Puzzle A compilation of the first three Angry Birds games (the original, Seasons, and Rio) for video game consoles.

Cancelled

These games were soft-launched in select countries, but were discontinued after few months of its release.

Game Released Cancelled Genre Description
Angry Birds Football April 25, 2016 December 15, 2016 Sports Formerly known as Angry Birds Goal!, it involves birds and pigs as they appear in The Angry Birds Movie, as they face each other in football matches.
Angry Birds Holiday May 25, 2016 December 31, 2016 Simulation It involves most bird characters from The Angry Birds Movie, who run vacation resort services for incoming pigs to distract them from stealing the eggs.
Angry Birds Ace Fighter May 31, 2016 October 8, 2016 Shoot 'em up Birds fly and shoot pigs with their fighter jets while rescuing creatures that give them passive effects.
Angry Birds Islands March 2017 July 27, 2017 Role-playing, Simulation The pigs collect and create resources, while birds fight against monsters to rescue piglets or deliver resources in quests.
Angry Birds Dice February 2, 2017 October 10, 2017 Board game It involves birds and pigs as they appear in The Angry Birds Movie, in which players attempt to collect property and bankrupt their opponents by having them land on it.
Angry Birds Heroes Unreleased February 2018 Role-playing Formerly called as Angry Birds Infinite or Angry Birds Legends, this game would feature birds and pigs as they appear in The Angry Birds Movie, in a turn-based RPG combat. It was canceled during its development.

Media

Rovio is investigating ways to expand the Angry Birds brand, including merchandise, television shows and movies. Mikael Hed, CEO of Rovio Mobile, has envisioned a feature film in the stop-motion animation style of Aardman Animations. To that end, Rovio has purchased a Helsinki-based animation studio to prepare Angry Birds short cartoons on the Nicktoons station's Nickelodeon Extra, the first of which was a Christmas special named "Wreck the Halls" that debuted in December 2011. Hed acknowledges that such a film would be years away, and that Rovio must keep the characters relevant until then, by producing sequels or new ports of the original game.

Television adaptation

Angry Birds Toons, a TV series based on the game, made its debut on March 16, 2013. Angry Birds Toons is released through third-party video distribution platforms, including Comcast's Xfinity On-Demand in the US, Samsung Smart TVs, and Roku set-top boxes. It is also available in a number of countries on traditional television broadcasts. Angry Birds Toons is available on mobile devices by an additional Angry Birds Toons channel on all of the Angry Birds apps homescreens. DVD version for the TV series was released by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The series has a total of 3 seasons.

On April 11, 2014, Rovio released Piggy Tales, a stop motion animated series. It tells the stories of the Minion Pigs' life.

On November 1, 2014, Rovio released Angry Birds Stella, a 2D/3D animated series based on the game of the same name, telling the stories of Stella's life and that of her friends on their own island.

On March 10, 2017, Rovio released Angry Birds Blues, a computer-animated series based on The Angry Birds Movie. It shows the lives of the Blues having fun, while the Hatchlings doing random stuff and ruining their plans.

On June 9, 2018, Angry Birds BirLd Cup series were released. The series was released on YouTube.

On November 17, 2018, Angry Birds on the Run series were released. The series was released on YouTube.

Film adaptation

A 3D computer-animated film adaptation, The Angry Birds Movie, was released on May 20, 2016, which fully anthropomorphizes the characters for the first time in franchise history, giving them limbs and voices.

A sequel is scheduled to be released on August 14, 2019.

Comic adaptation

Gallery

  • The original Angry Birds wordmark, used on the original video game from December 2009 to April 2010
  • The Angry Birds wordmark, used on video games, merchandise and television shows from April 2010 to 2015
  • The Angry Birds wordmark, used on video games, merchandise, feature films and television shows from 2015 to present

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Media

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Key
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Major titles

Core series: Angry Birds (2009) • Angry Birds 2 (2015)

Side series: Angry Birds Seasons (2010) • Angry Birds Rio (2011) • Angry Birds Space (2012) • Angry Birds Star Wars (2012) • Angry Birds Star Wars II (2013) • Angry Birds Go! (2013) • Angry Birds Epic (2014) • Angry Birds Friends (2013) • Angry Birds Transformers (2014) • Angry Birds POP! (2015) • Angry Birds Fight!* (2015) • Angry Birds Action!* (2016) • Angry Birds Blast! (2016) • Angry Birds Ace Fighter* (2016) • Angry Birds Football* (2016) • Angry Birds Holiday* (2016) • Angry Birds Islands* (2017) • Angry Birds Evolution (2017) • Angry Birds Match (2017) • Angry Birds Dice* (2017) • Angry Birds Heroes* (Unreleased game) • Angry Birds Dream Blast (2019)

Spin-offs: Bad Piggies (2012) • Angry Birds Stella* (2014)

Free versions (iOS) Angry Birds Lite* (2010) • Angry Birds Free* (2009) • Angry Birds Seasons Free* (2010) • Angry Birds Magic (2011) • Angry Birds Space Free* (2012) • Angry Birds Star Wars Free* (2012)
Web apps Volcano* (2011) • Breakfast* (2013) • Wonderful Pistachios* (2011) • Vuela Tazos* (2011) • Cheetos* (2012) • Lotus F1 Team* (2012) • Star Wars Facebook* (2012) • McDonald's* (2012) • Coca-Cola* (2012) • Heikki* (2012) • Telepizza* (2012) • Fuji TV* (2012) • Ultrabook™ Adventure* (2012) • Philadelphia Eagles* (2012) • Google+* (2011) • Chrome* (2011) • Angry Birds Friends (2013)
Board games Knock on Wood (2011) • On Thin Ice (2011) • Spring Is In The Air (2012) • Mega Smash (2012) • Western Round-Up (2012) • Birds in Space (2012) • Planet Block (2012) • Spring Has Sprung (2012) • Happy Holidays (2012)
Miscellaneous Angry Birds Go! Countdown* (2013) • Angry Birds Go! Create* (2014) • Angry Birds VR* (2014) • Agri Birds* (2015) • Arcade (2016) • Angry Birds Champions (2018) • Angry Birds for Facebook Messenger (2018) • Flip the Bird (2018) • Angry Birds Explore (2019)
Upcoming games Angry Birds Island (2018) • Angry Birds Pop 2 (2019)


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Animated
Angry Birds Toons · Angry Birds Stella · Angry Birds Blues · Angry Birds MakerSpace
Piggy Tales
Piggy Tales · Piggy Tales: Pigs at Work · Piggy Tales: Third Act · Piggy Tales: 4th Street
Others
Angry Birds BirLd Cup · Angry Birds Zero Gravity · Angry Birds on the Run


ve Comics
Angry Birds Comics
#1 · #2 · #3 · #4 · #5 · #6 · #7 · #8 · #9 · #10 · #11 · #12 · #1 (2016) · #2 (2016)
Angry Birds Transformers
#1 · #2 · #3 · #4
Super Angry Birds
#1 · #2
Angry Birds Stella
#1 · #2
Others
Moon Festival Comic · Ham'o'ween Comic · Christmas Comic · Year Of The Dragon Comic · Angry Birds Space Comic · Bad Piggies Comic · Night Of The Living Zigs · Angry Birds Valentine Egg no Maki · Angry Birds Comics Holiday Special #1 · New Year's Special · Stella: Nana and the Magic English Words · Angry Birds: Big Movie Eggstravaganza


Characters

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The Flock
Toons assets red · 20130404-blues · Toons assets chuck 01 · 20130404-bomb · MatildaToons-Cheerful · HalSkan · 20130404-terence · Bubbles The Orange Bird · StellaToons-Surprised · SilverBird2
Stella's Flock
StellaToons-Surprised · PoppyABStella (Transparent) · ABGS-Luca · ABGS-Dahlia · ABGS-Willow · Gale
Mighty Creatures
ABEpicMightyEagle · Mighty Dragon transparent · Spaceeagle · Philadelphia Eagle · MightyFalconshortsides · ABF Wingman
Exclusives
Seasons: ABSeasonsBlueTerence (Transparent) · FemaleRedBird · Female White Bird · StripedBird
Rio: Blu · Jewel · RafaelAngryBirds · Luiz copy · Nico-and-Pedro-icon · CageBirdRio3
Friends: Freddie Bird · Danny Bird · Sonam Bird · Matt Bird · Ian Bird · Don Bird · VIXX
Space: Ice Bird · Slash
Star Wars & Star Wars II:
Go!: Senna Bird
Hockey Bird · Developer Birds
Others
3eggs  · Critters · Sonic the Hedgehog · 229-2299713 fritolay-logo-png-transparent-cheetos-cheetah  · Quicky · Mamut  · Joke Birds  · Pangolin  · Tiger  · Elephant  · Chicken  ·


ve Pigs/Enemies
Main Pigs
Minion Pigs · Corporal Pig · Foreman Pig · Chef Pig · King Pig
Angry Birds
Small Pigs · Jetpack Pig · Bomb Pig · Bowling Ball Pig · Beaked Pig · Fat Pig · Balloon Pig · Balloon Pig · Female Pig
Angry Birds Seasons
Octopus Pig · Scarecrow Pigs  · El Porkador
Angry Birds Rio
Marmosets · Mauro · Nigel · Bia · Charlie
Angry Birds Friends
Zombie Pigs · Green Day · El Porkador  · Sea Monster Pig · Werepig · Grouchy Pig  · Dragon Pig  · Genie Pig  · Fungi Pig  · Donut Pig  · Rampig  · Pigtoking  · T-Bone  · Trapped Pig  · Spirit Pig  · Golden Cupig · Hulk Pig  · Beast Pig · Santa Pig  · Golden Pig Statue  · Fat Pig  · Mario Pig  · Leonard
Angry Birds Space
Alien Pig · Spacecraft Pig · Hektor Porko · S.P.A.R.K.
Bad Piggies
Ross · Mechanic Pig · Major Lazer · Ancient Pigs
Angry Birds Star Wars & II
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Angry Birds Epic
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Angry Birds Transformers
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Angry Birds Stella
Gale · Handsome Pig · Boom Pig · Helipig · Space Pig · Big Pig · Muscle Pig · Ninja Pig · Jetpack Pig · Cursed Pig · Trainer Pig · Necromancer Pig · Pilot Pig · Shaman Pig · Artist Pig
Angry Birds Fight!
Pirate Pig · Reaper Pig · Shaman Pig · Magician Pig · Paladin Pig
Others
Professor Pig · Chronicler Pig · Piggy Mc'Cool · Postman Pig · Ultrabook Pigs · Little Timmy · Boars


Others

ve Achievements
Key
* - Discontinued, cancelled, or closed
Titles
Angry Birds · Angry Birds Seasons · Angry Birds Rio · Angry Birds Space · Bad Piggies · Angry Birds Star Wars · Angry Birds Star Wars II · Angry Birds Go! · Angry Birds Epic · Angry Birds Stella* · Angry Birds Transformers · Angry Birds POP! · Angry Birds Fight!* · Angry Birds 2 · Angry Birds Action!* · Angry Birds Ace Fighter* · Angry Birds Evolution


ve Version History
Key
* - Discontinued, cancelled, or closed
Titles
Angry Birds · Angry Birds Seasons · Angry Birds Rio · Angry Birds Space · Bad Piggies · Angry Birds Star Wars · Angry Birds Star Wars II · Angry Birds Go! · Angry Birds Epic · Angry Birds Stella* · Angry Birds Transformers · Angry Birds POP! · Angry Birds Fight!* · Angry Birds 2 · Angry Birds Action!* · Angry Birds Football* · Angry Birds Holiday* · Angry Birds Ace Fighter* · Angry Birds Islands* · Angry Birds Evolution · Angry Birds Match · Angry Birds Dice*


ve Unused Content
Key
* - Discontinued, cancelled, or closed
Titles
Angry Birds · Angry Birds Seasons · Angry Birds Rio · Angry Birds Space · Angry Birds Star Wars II · Angry Birds Go! · Angry Birds Epic · Angry Birds Stella* · Angry Birds Transformers · Angry Birds POP! · Angry Birds Fight!* · Angry Birds 2 · Angry Birds Ace Fighter*  · Angry Birds Action!  · Angry Birds Blast! · Angry Birds Evolution
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