is now available to play on Facebook, which indicates that this notoriously addictive game is just going to become more and more ubiquitous, and that Facebook are looking for ways to keep you logged in for longer. Utilizing Angry Birds is a great way to keep gaming within Facebook, and it means that the game will be played by more people on the wide screen of a desktop, as well as on the go.
The Angry Birds Facebook page
has over 15 million ‘likes’, and this morning, there were 942,906 talking about Angry Birds on Facebook. Penn-Olsen reported last week that the game would be released on Valentine’s day, but it ended up going online a day earlier according to Digital Trends. The stand out features of the Angry Birds Facebook offering are the option to get Special boosts such as Super Seeds Power Ups, Sling Slope, Cling Sling and Birdquake, which can be bought for the price of US 0.99 according to Penn Olsen, or earned if the game is played over consecutive days.
There are also new effects such as lightning and explosions, and social features such as competing with friends and giving friends gifts of power ups. Rovio, the Finnish developers of the game, organized a number of events around the world to coincide with the launch, and created a launch day event on Facebook where fans could joined could get access to goodies. All in all it was a well timed, well executed launch, and the game looks set to reach many more users now through Facebook.