No matter where you turn, the Angry Birds probably aren’t too far away. They’re there, whether on your phone, or in the form of plush toys and board games. Heck, they are even on Facebook! Never content to hold still, the birds are now marching onward once more with a new mobile version of their popular Facebook game, Angry Birds Friends.
The news of Angry Birds Friends making it over to the mobile world comes hot on the heels of Rovio’s release of its annual 2012 results, which shows $195 million in profit, with more than 45% of that income coming from non-gaming items such as books, toys and tons of other Rovio merchandise.
On Facebook, Angry Birds Friends has certainly been a part of that success, achieving 60 million installs and 15 million monthly active users, so taking that experience and pushing it to an app seems like a no-brainer and is sure to help line Rovio’s pockets with even more dough.
The game basically consists of some of the same bird-flinging elements you’d expect from the standard games, albeit with extra features including weekly tournaments, and the ability to send powerups to your friends. You can also brag about your in-game achievements on Facebook directly through the game.
There is currently no word on exactly when Angry Birds Friends will touch down in app form, though it is expected to arrive both on Android and iOS. What do you think: interested in this one or will you pass?