Angry Birds on Facebook
"With the great success of the Angry Birds game on smartphone platforms, Rovio intends to reach more fans and be on every screen and every platform," Rovio Asia senior vice president Henri Holm said in a statement.
"Therefore, the company developed Angry Birds on Facebook to reach more than 800 million Facebook users worldwide."
The game was planned to be launched on facebook at Valentine’s Day but it has made its debut a day earlier. The facebook version of Angry Birds has certain novel features such as “power-ups” giving users a leg up on the competition.
"There are four different types of power-ups and they can be accessed via the lightning bolt button at the top of the screen," the company said. "You can use two power-ups per level. All power-ups have a different effect but ultimately make you more competitive against your friends by making your birds stronger or more accurate or even by shaking the earth itself!"
Although the game is free to be played on facebook but the power-ups have a cost of $1 for 20 uses.
Angry Birds for facebook is using Flash Player 11 with support for 3D graphics by Adobe Systems. The player offers "enhanced special effects like lighting, smoke and explosions running smoothly at 60 frames per second," Adobe said in a statement.
“This launch is just the beginning for Angry Birds on Facebook,” said Petri Järvilehto, SVP of Game Publishing at Rovio. “We have great new features and gameplay lined up for the fans in the upcoming weeks. Angry Birds on Facebook will offer a unique experience for our fans, and we’re really excited to finally be on the platform.”
(Image Credit: Rovio)