What do you call it when a company releases nearly identical levels of a game with a holiday theme? If you answered, “Obviously a free update, LOL, that’s what Doodle Jump does!” than you’d be sadly mistaken. Unless, of course, you’re actually talking about Doodle Jump.
Despite today's focus on the maelstrom of fresh Apple releases and updates, it's business as usual for the rest of the world. Case in point: While we were all busy ogling Cupertino's newest hotness, word broke that gaming giant Electronic Arts has acquired Angry Birds maker Chillingo for a cool $20 million.
How many precious moments of life has the hyper-addictive game Angry Birds stolen from the human race? Available on every device spanning the iOS family, as well as on choice Palm and Nokia handsets and Android hardware. The brilliant app has become such a success that back in August, the game's developer, Rovio, revealed that they were interested in expanding Angry Birds across a number of mediums, including books, toys, and console gaming systems. In a conversation with Variety, Rovio's CEO Mikael Hed admitted that they'd even been shopping the screen rights to the game around to a number of major studios.
Did they find any big Hollywood fish willing to bite?