Angry Birds hits 30 million Android downloads

Mobile gaming's flagship puzzler hits 30 million milestone at GDC.

It was the game that launched a thousand knock-offs: Angry Birds, the smartphone physics puzzler in which the titular aggrieved avians are slingshotted into rickety buildings full of pigs (they stole the eggs, see?) has another record to stash in the Rovio trophy cabinet.

According to Rovio CEO and Angry Birds mastermind Peter Vesterbacka, the ad-supported free release of Angry Birds on Android has pipped the thirty million download mark. Furthermore, Vesterbacka revealed during his speech at this year's Game Developers Conference that 80% of people who downloaded the game come back for more, downloading Angry Birds updates to keep the avian-lobbing experience fresh.

The game has been available for a while on Android, Nokia, iPhone and iPad, and Vesterbacka has hinted in the past that the Rovio team is looking to expand the Angry Birds experience to social networking sites like Facebook in the future.

Missed the Angry Birds boat the first time around? Check out our Angry Birds review at the T3 App Chart and see what you've been missing.

Comments

Be the first to comment…

Back to top
Close
T3 Newsletter
Sign up to recieve the T3 newsletters by entering your details below

Your Details

As you're registering with us. we'd like to think that you'd enjoy receiving the following emails; if you'd rather not receive them, please untick the boxes:

I would like to receive other emails from T3, Future Publishing Limited and it's group companies containing news, special offers and product information
I agree to the terms of use and privacy policy and confirm that I am over 16 years of age *
Close
Log in or Join

By clicking below you agree to our terms and conditions and our privacy policy

Log in to T3.com with your preferred social network

Log in with your T3.com account

CloseJoinPlease complete these additional details

Join T3.com with your preferred social network

OR

Join T3.com

Please tick this box to confirm you are 16 years old or over

Just so we know you're human

Newsletters

I would like to receive T3 email newsletters, packed full of the latest tech news, competitions and exclusive offers.

I would like to receive other emails from T3, Future Publishing Limited and its group companies containing news, special offers and product information.

I would like to receive offers from carefully selected third Parties. We will not share your data with the third party.

Close Edit your profile

Change your password

Newsletters

I would like to receive T3 email newsletters, packed full of the latest tech news, competitions and exclusive offers.

I would like to receive other emails from T3, Future Publishing Limited and its group companies containing news, special offers and product information.

I would like to receive offers from carefully selected third Parties. We will not share your data with the third party.

Social networks

You have authorised these social networks to interact with your T3.com account.

Please ensure you deactivate or revoke access to this website from within your social networks settings to ensure all permissions are removed.

Close Forgotten your password

Forgotten your password?

Please enter the email address that you used to sign up and we'll send you a new password

Close
Forgotten password
Don't have a T3 Account? Join now