The Original Angry Birds game paves the way for a re-release of the franchise

Responding to the cries of Angry Birds fans all over the world, developer Rovio has taken the initial steps toward bringing the original game back to life.

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Many Angry Birds fans consider 2012 to be the most ideal year in the game's history, and they are not alone in thinking so. Three years after the release of the first Angry Birds game, the series was thriving, with a slew of spinoffs all incorporating the iconic slingshot gameplay that pushed the original to worldwide acclaim. Game titles such as Angry Birds Seasons, Angry Birds Rio, Angry Birds Friends, Angry Birds Space, and Angry Birds Star Wars dominated the charts, occupying a unique position in popular culture. Angry Birds Seasons was the most popular game of the year.

Fast forward to the present day, and mobile gaming has undergone significant transformation, partly as a result of an almost constant influx of fresh content — new levels, new features, and limited-time events.

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But the original Angry Birds slingshot games still maintain an unique place in the hearts of most people, who grew up with the iconic characters and "simple to play, tough to master" slingshot gameplay that was introduced to them when they were children. While many players have moved on to more recent Angry Birds titles such as Angry Birds 2 and Angry Birds Friends to satisfy their bird-flinging cravings, the originals are still fondly remembered by some. The majority of super fans flocked to social media to express their displeasure at the fact that the original games were no longer available in app stores.

In a statement released on November 23, 2021, Rovio revealed that the original Angry Birds game, commonly known to as "Angry Birds Classic," will be brought back to life. They intend to contain as many characters, stages, and gameplay elements as were present in the original game, and they have promised that it will have the same fantastic look and feel as the game that took the globe by storm.

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Despite the fact that development has already begun, bringing the game back will not be as straightforward as it appears. According to Sami Ronkainen, the game's executive producer, “part of the reason it has taken us so long to bring back classic Angry Birds is because it means we have to build the game from the ground up. We built Angry Birds on our own game engine, and as time went on, and new devices and OS versions were released, this engine became impossible to maintain and update on current hardware and software.”

As part of its re-release, improvements are sure to come. Additionally, the team is working on eliminating distractions from the gameplay. Angry Birds will be released as a premium title, and as a result, there will be no invasive advertisements.
 

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