NASA & Angry Birds Space Collaboration

Angry Birds Space Release Date

Angry Birds Space release date was March 22, 2012, but not for the Windows Phone platform. Angry Birds maker, Rovio says it’s too much of an undertaking to support the Windows Phone 7 operating system.

Peter Vesterbacka, chief marketing officer of the game’s maker, Rovio Entertainment Oy, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television, “If you look at activations, Apple’s iOS and Android are clearly bigger than any other platform. We want to be on all screens, but we have to consider the cost of supplying the smaller platforms. With Windows Phone it’s a lot of work to technically support it.”

He added, “We’re the No. 1 app in the Windows Phone app store, but it’s a big undertaking to support it, and you have to completely rewrite the application. Rovio, which yesterday started selling the game for Apple Inc. (APPL)’s iPhone and handsets running Google Inc. (GOOG)’s Android platform, has no plans to release “Angry Birds Space” on Windows Phone.”

Angry Birds Space includes 60 levels split into two zones: Pig Bang and Cold Cuts. A further 30 levels are available in something called the Danger Zone, unlocked with an additional 69p in-app purchase (IAP). Rovio says more zones and levels will follow in the coming months according to Guardian UK.

The official trailer for Angry Birds Space starts off by showing the Angry Birds tending to their eggs while they are all happy and cheerful. Next comes a black hole and all the Angry Birds sling shot themselves into that black hole and previews of the game are shown.

Angry Birds Space Video

NASA is participating with Rovio on Angry Birds Space under a Space Act Agreement to share the excitement of space with the Angry Birds community, educate users on NASA’s programs, and to create interactive educational experiences.

In the NASA Angry Birds Space announcement video, Don Pettit, a NASA Astronaut, explains the concepts of gravity pull and trajectories with an Angry Bird in space.

Angry Birds Space NASA Announcement

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