Angry Birds Coming to Facebook

Company cooking up social features for smash hit
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 8, 2011 5:41 AM CST

(Newser) – Angry Birds has already conquered the smartphone market and the hugely popular game is now launching itself toward Facebook, reports the Christian Science Monitor. Analysts are skeptical that the puzzle-based game—in which players use a slingshot to fling birds at pigs—will be a good fit, but makers say they plan to add a FarmVille-esque social aspect, which will make the game habitual.

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"There will be completely new aspects to it that just haven't been experienced on any other platform," the chief executive of Rovio Mobile tells Wired. "The pigs will have a more prominent role." He says movie and TV spin-offs, as well as more Angry Birds games, are on the way. The Finnish company's creation is already the best-selling paid app of all time—and an estimated 3 trillion pigs have been popped. (Read more Facebook stories.)

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