My 5-year old is OBSESSED with this app/game. He can’t get enough and now there is an update? I guess I know what I’m downloading tonight. Angry Birds presents a spooky Halloween adventure! The Blue Birds are out trick-or-treating when they run into a big surprise — the newest Angry Bird! He starts out small, but don’t let his looks deceive you. It’s going to be all tricks and no treats for the pigs!
Also make sure to check out Ham’o’ween, the newest update for Angry Birds Seasons. Pursue the pigs through 30 levels filled with pumpkin patches, exploding jack-o-lanterns, and creepy skeletons, lit by a full moon and eerie lantern light. Complete all the levels to find some special Halloween surprises!
“We like to keep things simple with our birds on a general level,” Ville Heijari, VP of franchise development at Rovio, squawks. “In future stories, you might get to meet and know more individual birds,” Heijari chirps.
While there have been armfuls of new levels for Angry Birds in 2011, “There’s a reason why Orange Bird is the only new bird that has appeared in our adventures this year,” Heijari cheeps. “There are loads of ideas and concepts floating around the studio, so picking the one that gives the best experience and most fun gameplay is quite the task.
“Everybody seems to love the Black Bird, so we wanted to create another big, physical experience. At first, the Orange Bird was a bit too powerful, smashing everything when you activated the special power. But we toned him down just enough, so you get a really nice, physical mechanic where you just push blocks out of the way.”
It can take up to four weeks to make a new bird from concept to finish, “but it’s a lot of work to incorporate them into the existing gameplay seamlessly without disrupting the balance,” Heijari crows.
He reckons the hard work paid off, though: “What we ended up with is a completely new, distinctive bird, with gameplay that’s in my opinion the most fun we’ve had so far in Angry Birds.”
Rovio wouldn’t say whether or not we’ll see the Orange Bird in the classic Angry Birds game, or if he’ll show up in Rio –