Happy Birdday!

11.12.2015

Six years ago today, a little studio in Finland came out with a casual mobile game. It was the company’s 52nd title since starting out in 2003. But this game was different. This game was Angry Birds!

Since then, the Angry Birds series of games has been downloaded more than 3 billion times, and we’re currently closing in on half a billion for this year alone. It is the most downloaded mobile game of all time, and enjoys more than 90 percent brand recognition across the planet.

Indeed, Mashable just came out with a list of the 100 best iPhone apps of all time, and Angry Birds clocks in as the highest ranked game on the editors’ list of all-time App Store heavies. “It was the iPhone’s first transmedia smash, and there's something still perfect and inspiring about the original,” the editors write. “While mobile game fads may change, it has stood the test of time.”

In fact, the original Angry Birds is still a live operation, and has just been updated again with 15 new BirdDay-inspired levels. So fire up your phone and get back to pig-popping basics!

And when you need a breather between toppling towers, check out our Facebook page. We’re teaming up with When Pigs Swim, Grand Isle Resort & Spa and Exuma Water Sports and giving away a trip to the Bahamas to swim with the pigs of the real-life Piggy Island – what could be a better BirdDay present than that?

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