So, where are you in your Angry Birds Space experience? We ask because given the high rate of download, chances are you are one of the 10 million people that downloaded Rovio’s Angry Birds Space.
For Rovio, the Angry Birds app has been a gift from Gods. With hard work, a genius like marketing approach and a game that even grandparents play, Rovio has managed what few developers have. Apart from breaking the 10 million downloads mark for their new version of Angry Birds, Rovio has made it to the top of the industry in a very short while.
Last week, Rovio officially released its new Angry Birds Space game. To be more precise, March 22nd, Angry Birds Space became available for download. In less than three days, the download number skyrocketed, both because Angry Birds is an experience that everybody wants and also because users were quite bored with the previous versions.
The new game is available for Mac and PC, as well as iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and all Android devices. Plus, Rovio is preparing a version compatible with Windows Phone too.
The new Angry Birds game benefited from a partnership that few such app can brag with. The same day the game became available for download, NASA was announcing the start of a number of 24 experiments that will be conducted in space. Rovio joins titan companies such as Google and Microsoft on the list of NASA’s partnerships that covers over 50 years of history.
The experiments will be conducted on 3 sorts of balloons that can fly as high as 65,000 feet, some reusable launch vehicles and an aircraft. The experiments will take place in microgravity in an attempt to demonstrate and test new space technologies.
NASA selected Angry Birds Space as a great opportunity to bring information about space to the mass public and educate the game’s players on the law of physics and gravity. The NASA website already features a first video based on the partnership as they try to make science more attractive. Astronaut Don Pettitt uses a slingshot to catapult an angry bird within the Space Station interior in an attempt to demonstrate the difference between normal gravity, zero gravity and microgravity.