Rovio names 'Angry Birds' successor game

Rovio names 'Angry Birds' successor game
Finnish mobile gaming giant Rovio has announced the name of their upcoming game.

The successor to the unequaled mobile blockbuster 'Angry Birds' will be named "Amazing Alex" and will be based on the game Casey's Contraptions. The company just acquired the game three days ago.

Rovio says the game will have educational aspects, and will involve "a curious young boy who loves to build things."

Casey's Contraptions was released for the iPad last year and saw moderate success. To proceed through the game, gamers must guide Casey to create Rube Goldberg devices from different objects.

Says Rovio: "The gameplay is a perfect fit in our arsenal with its approachable, fun, and highly addictive take on the physics puzzler genre. We are currently reworking the title to enhance it, and getting ready to reintroduce it in a true "expect the unexpected" Rovio style launch to an even larger audience."

Angry Birds recently reached 1 billion downloads, and the game helped Rovio see a profit of $100 million in the first quarter 2012, alone.

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 13 May 2012 22:37
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  • RichardvonBacon

    Yeah, its a rip-off of an old game, same as AB. So I guess it fits in their policy. And I read somewhere that they picked this game because its easy to make toys and other junk for it.. speaks of their motivations.

    14.5.2012 08:41 #1

  • JGJD2001

    i was thinking of the lines of scribblenaughts for some reason when i heard the concept

    14.5.2012 09:58 #2

  • A5J4DX

    not bad but doubt itll be as successful

    14.5.2012 14:14 #3

  • Hrdrk20

    The game doesn't seem to have a slingshot, so FAIL :)

    14.5.2012 17:50 #4

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