Original ‘Angry Birds’ game returns to app stores

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the original angry Birds the game is back. Of course, there are other more recent entries in the angry Birds franchise out there – and even a few movies – but this one’s for those who hold a special place in their hearts for the game that started it all. In a letter to fans published last year, Rovio explained that it had to pull its older titles from circulation because they used outdated game engines and design. “The current landscape of mobile technology and games has evolved into a place where support for them was untenable,” the company wrote. The developer could not leave them without updating either, as they will soon be incompatible with the latest mobile operating systems.

Apparently there was a “big uproar” for Rovio to bring back the older games, especially the original, so it decided to work on bringing back the classic experiences. The company said at the time that it needed to figure out “what’s possible and for which games”, so it’s unclear whether other older titles will also receive remakes. Rovio rebuilds the original angry Birds from scratch using Unity, which allowed the company to recreate the feel of the classic for new devices. It’s a much more complicated process than just refinishing older graphics or updating game mechanics.

The new version of the game called Rovio Classics: Angry Birds, is now available on the Apple App Store and Google Play. It will cost you 99 cents to download, but it has no in-app purchases and even makes the Mighty Eagle (a former in-app purchase) available at no additional cost.

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