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Topic:Angry Birds Space to blast off with NASA
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Robert PearlmanRovio Mobile provided Kotaku with a new trailer:

"Our focus is to delight our fans and we're excited to launch Angry Birds Space on multiple platforms," Rovio's North America general manager Andrew Stalbow said in an e-mailed statement. "In the build up to launch, we're going to make a global online announcement on Thursday March 8th at 10 AM New York time on, and we hope our fans from around the world will tune in for what will be an out-of-this-world experience."
cspgOn a related note:
National Geographic Angry Birds Space: A Furious Flight Into the Final Frontier
by Amy Briggs

Foreword by Peter Vesterbacka

It's one small step for birds, one giant leap for birdkind...

Blast off with the Angry Birds as they fly through space on an intergalactic rescue mission! Evil space piggies have stolen their eggs and are hiding them somewhere in outer space. To save them, the Angry Birds have teamed up with National Geographic to learn all they can about planets, moons, stars, galaxies, and the mysteries of the universe.

Four chapters take the readers deeper and deeper into space — each one packed with Angry Birds, astounding space photography, and fascinating "Astrofacts" and "Space Data" features that surprise and enthrall. Join the birds as they observe robots on Mars, take a spin with the Jupiter's Great Red Spot, visit where stars are born in galaxies far, far away, and look for life on strange new worlds. This official companion book to the Angry Birds Space game shows the furious fliers everything they'll need to know on their quest to explore the galaxy and rescue their precious eggs.

The book is organized into four levels, each one taking the reader and the birds farther and farther into space:

  • Level One. "You Are Here: What's Out There?"
  • Level Two. "Short Flights: The Inner Solar System"
  • Level Three. "Longer Journey: The Outer Solar System"
  • Level Four. "Flying Farther: Deep Space"
  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: National Geographic (March 20, 2012)
  • ISBN-10: 1426209924
  • ISBN-13: 978-1426209925
Robert PearlmanRovio has released a third teaser video...

Robert Pearlman is sending our street team out on an 4,800 mile road trip making stops along the way to hand out 11,000 tee shirts to fans. Free T Shirts are flying with the launch of the new game Angry Birds Space. Watch the Angry Birds blog, twitter feeds or Facebook updates for the next location the tour van will be heading! Follow #ABSpace or #ABSpaceTour for live updates on locations, pictures, and video. Post to our social media outlets if you see the tour van in action.
The tour will visit San Francisco, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Tucson, San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, Roswell, Albuquerque, and Las Vegas.
Robert PearlmancollectSPACE
Astronaut launches Angry Birds Space, in game and on space station

"I've got my Angry Bird here but we need a pig..."

With those words broadcast from space, NASA astronaut Don Pettit helped launch on Thursday (March 8) a furious flock of feathered fighters in the latest edition of Rovio Mobile's popular Angry Birds strategy puzzle game.

"Angry Birds Space," which will be released on iOS and Android, Mac and PC, animation, merchandise and book publishing on March 22, will hit appstores with 60 puzzling levels, new Angry Birds characters, superpowers and new gameplay.

gliderpilotukGranted this could be considered an info-mercial but is NASA getting a revenue share on sales?
Jay ChladekYeah, more kids interested in math and science (we hope).

I have to admit, Don is a geeky guy. But I like him.

Robert PearlmanNASA has signed a Space Act Agreement with Rovio, which helps NASA further its educational and public outreach goals while providing Rovio in-kind support for the launch and on-going development of Angry Birds Space.
Robert PearlmanRovio Entertainment release
Angry Birds Space Now Available!

Rovio Entertainment today announced the launch of Angry Birds Space, available now for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android devices, as well as the Mac and PC, with PC retail copies to follow shortly. Angry Birds Space marks the first integrated entertainment launch for Rovio, with merchandise, animation and books available in retail at the same time as the game.

From floating through space in zero gravity, to using the gravity of nearby planets to set up spectacular trick shots, Angry Birds Space takes the gameplay that fans already know and love to a totally new level. With brand new birds, brand new superpowers, and a whole galaxy to explore, the sky is no longer the limit!

"This is Rovio at its finest, and we are more than excited to bring Angry Birds Space to all our fans worldwide,” said Mikael Hed, CEO of Rovio. “This launch marks a huge step for us as a company, and our whole team and partners have really pulled together to bring out a fantastic array of exciting products and experiences. We hope that our fans will find all things Angry Birds Space as delightful as the Rovio family does.”

Angry Birds Space features 60 interstellar levels, with regular free updates in the pipeline. Even more content is available through in-app purchase, starting first with the iOS version. Included in the game are many hidden goodies, secret levels and cool space content. Gameplay has been thoroughly optimized for all platforms, including full Retina display support on the new iPad.

To celebrate the launch of Angry Birds Space, Rovio and partners hosted a series of launch events for fans of the game in Beijing, Helsinki, Hong Kong, Seattle and Tokyo. Today, Earth is officially the epicenter of fun in our galaxy!

Angry Birds Space is available for $0.99 from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch, and Angry Birds Space HD is available for $2.99 from the App Store on iPad. Both are also available from the iTunes App Store.

Angry Birds Space for the Mac is available for $4.99 from the Mac App Store.

Angry Birds Space is available for Android devices for free with advertising. Ad-free versions of Angry Birds Space will also be available on Android for $0.99, and an HD version for Android tablets for $2.99.

isaacada1Here's some links to photos covering the Angry Birds display on the Space Needle in Seattle: GeekWire | Mashable | Kotaku | Camera+
englauAfter careful inspection of the Apollo moon landing slingshot with the angry birds I have decided that this is a hoax. The images in that film are clearly doctored. If you look at the ground, the shadow does not outstretch nearly as much as it should. Also, the resonance in the voices did not seem to fit that of Neil of Buzz!

Just kidding!

Has anyone downloaded the app yet? Is it worth it?

Robert PearlmanRovio Entertainment release
Angry Birds Space becomes the fastest growing mobile game

Angry Birds Space hit 50 million downloads within 35 days, making it the fastest growing mobile game yet and breaking all our previous records. This has been simply amazing, and the whole Rovio team is thrilled to see such a fantastic reception for the game.

We extend our deepest gratitude to all fans of Angry Birds everywhere. While numbers like this certainly say something about the popularity of Angry Birds, for us the main goal is to keep creating fun new experiences that everybody can enjoy! We just launched the first free update for Angry Birds Space, with plenty more surprises in stock.

If you haven't checked it out yet, Angry Birds Space is available for iOS, Android, PC, and Mac, and we just released 10 new levels for iOS and Android. Keep popping those pigs!

There's only one conclusion to draw: something even bigger is on its way! Stay tuned and keep flinging those Birds!

Robert Pearlman
Robert PearlmanNASA release
Epic Struggle Between Birds And Pigs Goes On With A Martian Twist

NASA is helping pigs and birds explore the Martian terrain and shed light on the agency's missions to the Red Planet in the latest update to the game Angry Birds Space. Rovio Entertainment, creator of Angry Birds, announced the update Thursday, complete with a cast of agency rovers and landers.

Earlier this year, millions of gamers were introduced to concepts of microgravity in Angry Birds Space, which was supported through a partnership with NASA and includes links to a variety of education information.

"Rovio is teaching huge new audiences about NASA's missions to Mars thanks to this collaboration," said David Weaver, associate administrator for communications at NASA Headquarters in Washington. "It's a great way to introduce both kids and adults to the wonders of the planet in a fun and entertaining way."

NASA participated with Rovio on Angry Birds Space under a Space Act Agreement to share the excitement of space with the Angry Birds community, educate players about agency projects and programs, and collaboratively create interactive informational experiences for the public.

The game will include links to NASA web content about Mars exploration and NASA missions that are represented in the game.

"We're huge NASA fans, and we were all cheering the Mars Curiosity rover as it touched down," said Peter Vesterbacka, chief marketing officer of Rovio Entertainment. "So, working together on the Mars update was a perfect fit, especially since we got such an amazing response to our previous collaboration, the 'Angry Birds Space: NASA announcement' video, which quickly surged to the top of 2012's viral video charts. We're thrilled to continue working with NASA. Stay tuned for even more great fun and educational content coming up."

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