NASA helps launch Angry Birds Space game
- By Alice Lipowicz
- March 14, 2012
Looking for ways to attract new audiences to its space and technology mission a year ago, NASA saw a prime opportunity to fly with some hugely popular birds.
And now the results of NASA’s innovative collaboration with mobile game company Rovio Entertainment is approaching lift-off: the Angry Birds Space game created by Rovio with NASA’s cooperation debuts on March 22.
Angry Birds is one of the most popular mobile games ever, with the company claiming more than 500 million downloads in two years. Originally created on iPhone, it is also available for Android and other devices. In the game, stylized cartoon birds are launched to destroy pigs.
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Alice Lipowicz is a staff writer covering government 2.0, homeland security and other IT policies for Federal Computer Week.