I’ve never played Angry Birds, but I’ve seen my friends and even parents get sucked into its addictive gameplay. It’s almost hard to believe the original game was released 8 years ago today on the iPhone 3GS. Angry Birds is “the most downloaded freemium game series of all time”, via Wikipedia. Countless spinoffs came out since, with a sequel, Angry Birds 2, being released in 2015. Although I’ve never slingshotted birds, I did just watch the Angry Birds movie on Netflix. It was good 😊.
Analysist predict an IPO would value the company around $2 billion. To entice investors even further, Rovio Entertainment reported a revenue growth of 94% in its second quarter financial results. If the company goes public, we’ll likely see new IP’s, movies, and more birds and pigs. After writing this I’ll give Angry Birds 2 a spin and see what all the craze is about, although I’ve never played any iPhone game more addicting than Crossy Road, so I’ll see about that.