First Angry Birds mobile AR game brought to life through Apple’s ARKit technology
Following an initial App Store pre-order campaign, Rovio and Resolution Games today released Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs for iOS devices*, bringing the iconic Angry Birds slingshot gameplay to mobile augmented reality (AR) for the very first time.
Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs provides fans with an up close look into a remote vacation spot for the infamous green pigs. Once there, classic Angry Birds characters Red, Bomb, Chuck, and the Blues are on hand to bombard the island’s exotic beaches, steep cliffs, and snowy slopes to destroy the pigs’ structures and wreak general havoc! Each level — over 50 are playable at launch — presents a physics-based puzzle overlayed on the player’s surroundings. Viewing the 3D levels through an iPhone or iPad, players can walk 360-degrees around levels to find weaknesses and hidden items, and when they are ready, line up the perfect shot with intuitive onscreen controls – walking in close to get precise, or stepping back to gain a better view of the destruction.
Kati Levoranta, CEO at Rovio Entertainment, commented, ”We’ve received a great reaction following the announcement of Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs. Now that the game is available globally, we’re excited to see how fans react once they get their hands on it and experience how seamlessly Angry Birds slingshot gameplay translates to augmented reality.”
“AR creates interactive experiences like no other for gamers within their own environments,” said Tommy Palm, co-founder and CEO of Resolution Games. “And, when you mix the rich character engagements and gameplay dynamics Angry Birds fans have come to love, we think it’s a recipe for an incredible amount of fun, and we can’t wait to see what players think.”
Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs is now available worldwide in the App Store as a free download, and there is much more Angry Birds fun to come in 2019. The Birds feature in a movie sequel, The Angry Birds Movie 2, in August, as well as celebrating their 10th year anniversary to cap a truly memorable year!