Angry Birds finally flies onto Facebook

Angry Birds has finally arrived on Facebook after more than a year of development. The release makes good on the promise Rovio’s “Mighty Eagle” Peter Vesterbacka and Rovio Asia SVP Henri Holm made last month when they announced the Facebook version of the game would launch on Valentine’s Day.

The Facebook version of Angry Birds is different from the Chrome, Google+ and mobile versions of the game in several ways. There are four new powerups to buy in addition to the Mighty Eagle, but unlike the mobile version, where a single lifetime purchase of $0.99 unlocks the powerup, players of the Facebook version can only purchase limited number of powerups that range from 20 uses for $1 to 1000 uses for $20. The Facebook version of the game also includes 15 exclusive levels and a new item called Total Destruction Feathers, which are earned by using the Mighty Eagle. Rovio has also expanded the game’s social features for Facebook, integrating Open Graph so users can add the app to Timeline, creating a more visible leaderboard that stays on the right side of the screen and allowing players to send and receive gifts. Players can also collect bonuses for playing every day. The game also has some sort of avatar functionality which is still labeled as “coming soon.”

Rovio first announced it would bring the game to Facebook last March, but the game’s launch was delayed several times. Angry Birds made its web debut as a Chrome app in May 2011, and was a Google+ Games launch title.

Social Media 101

Mediabistro Course

Social Media 101

Get hands-on social media training for beginners in our online boot camp, Social Media 101! Starting September 4, social media and marketing experts will teach you the best practices to be successful on social. Register now!

 

Leave a Reply

3 Responses to “Angry Birds finally flies onto Facebook”

  1. UNO, Intel, Adele, Whitney Houston, more on this week’s top 20 growing Facebook pages says:

    [...] has been using status updates to engage fans, while Angry Birds shared more photos. Angry Birds launched a Facebook version of its popular game on Monday. Musicians were popular, especially Adele who was on the “60 [...]

  2. This week’s headlines from across Inside Network says:

    [...] Angry Birds finally flies onto Facebook [...]

  3. Rovio hurls Angry Birds out of Facebook beta with new name and content says:

    [...] long-delayed Facebook version of Angry Birds finally hit the platform in open beta in February. The title immediately proved a monster hit for Rovio, regularly appearing on our weekly lists of [...]

Get the latest news in your inbox
interested in advertising with inside social games?

Social Media Jobs
of the Day

Web Developer

The Week and Mental Floss
New York, NY

Communications and Editorial Associate

Queens Library
Jamaica, NY

Editorial Intern

Mediabistro
New York, NY

Web Developer, Education

Maryland Public Television
Owings Mills, MD

Featured Company

Join leading companies like this one and recruit from the nation's top media job seekers on the Mediabistro Job Board. Every job post comes with our satisfaction guarantee. Learn More
 

Our Sponsors

Mediabistro A division of Prometheus Global Media home | site map | advertising/sponsorships | careers | contact us | help courses | browse jobs | freelancers | content | member benefits | reprints & permissions terms of use | privacy policy Copyright © 2014 Mediabistro Inc. call (212) 389-2000 or email us