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.
Angry Birds mobile AR game Rovio & Apple ARKit
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!
*iPhone 6s and later, all iPad Pro models, iPad 5th generation and iPad 6th generation, and the new iPad Air and iPad mini.
About Rovio Entertainment:
Rovio Entertainment Corporation is a global, games-first entertainment company that creates, develops and publishes mobile games which have been downloaded over 4 billion times.
The Company is best known for the global Angry Birds brand, which started as a popular mobile game in 2009, and has since evolved from games to various entertainment and consumer products in brand licensing. Today the Company offers multiple mobile games, animations and has produced The Angry Birds Movie, which opened number one in theaters in 50 countries, and the sequel to which is set for theatrical release in 2019.
Rovio is headquartered in Finland and the Company’s shares are listed on the main list of the NASDAQ Helsinki stock exchange with the trading code ROVIO. (www.rovio.com)
About Resolution Games:
Resolution Games is a VR and AR games studio and publisher aimed at creating immersive experiences for all – from gamers to non-gamers alike.
The studio continues to push the limits of the emerging visual computing space with titles ranking among the highest rated and most downloaded across the major VR and AR platforms.
Their games include Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs, Bait!, Wonderglade, Narrows and more with several more on the horizon. The studio is composed of game industry veterans, serial entrepreneurs and thought leaders with a proven track record of widely acclaimed success spanning across mass market and AAA games, free-to-play games, hardware and more.
Resolution Games is privately held and based in Stockholm, Sweden. Follow the company at www.resolutiongames.com and on Twitter and Facebook.