Angry Birds and NASA join forces to pioneer game learning


Angry Birds Space receives 15 new educational levels in ‘Solar System' update

Angry Birds Space receives 15 new educational levels in ‘Solar System’ update

Espoo, Finland, 2nd July 2015 - Rovio's Angry Birds Space receives a rocket boost of an update titled Solar System that will include exciting learning content about space across 15 new levels. Each game level represents a planet, comet or satellite in our Solar System.

Creating fun learning has been a success of the Angry Birds and NASA collaboration. Angry Birds Space is now present in many classrooms around the world. In the latest update, players can explore the planets of the Solar System and get to know fun facts just by playing the game.

Sanna Lukander, VP Learning, Rovio Entertainment says “We have spent time defining our approach to learning and strongly believe that learning is fun when you love what you do, when it’s fun to fail, when you feel intrinsically motivated and when you experience flow. Well-designed games are strong in all of those four fields by default, thus offering a next generation platform for outstanding learning experiences.”

Exciting space videos can be watched directly in the game and there are direct links to NASA's website, allowing teachers and pupils to increase their knowledge of each topic. The update explores groundbreaking concepts of stealth learning and casual learning, making the educational experience feel as much fun as playing any Angry Birds title.

“We’re excited to collaborate with Rovio on this largest update ever to Angry Birds Space. Everyone who plays will find surprises that take you to more information about our missions of discovery and exploration in our solar system and beyond,” said David S. Weaver, associate administrator for communications at NASA Headquarters in Washington. “It comes as NASA is about to complete the first-ever assessment of our solar system with the arrival of New Horizons at Pluto July 14.”

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About Rovio Entertainment Ltd.
Rovio Entertainment Ltd. is a global entertainment media company. Headquartered in Finland and with studios across the world, Rovio is the creator of Angry Birds™, the casual mobile game that changed an industry and became an international phenomenon. Today Angry Birds is not only the most downloaded game of all time, it’s a renowned entertainment brand that’s branched out into animations, books, licensing and more. The Angry Birds Movie is slated for release in May 2016.

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