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'Angry Birds' developer angered by Microsoft ad

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 10 Oct 2010 17:12 User comments (10)

'Angry Birds' developer angered by Microsoft ad Rovio, the developer behind the blockbuster mobile app Angry Birds has voiced its displeasure at Microsoft this weekend, after it was discovered that the company was already advertising a version of the game for their upcoming Windows Phone 7 platform.
The game developer has not yet begun developing, or even committed to a version for WP7.

Writes Rovio, via Twitter: "We have NOT committed to doing a Windows Phone 7 version. Microsoft put the Angry Birds icon on their site without our permission."

The company says a version of Android Birds is headed to Android this week buy WP7 plans have not been discussed.

"Time will tell, only thing we said that we have not committed to do WP7 yet, we don't like others using our IP without asking," the company continued.

"We could do a WP7 version of Angry Birds, not the issue. We have not agreed to do that (yet). Will support all relevant platforms."

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10 user comments

110.10.2010 18:02

"We could do a WP7 version of Angry Birds, not the issue. We have not agreed to do that (yet). Will support all relevant platforms." ... (unsaid) "When Windows phone 7 becomes relevant we will support it"

210.10.2010 20:22

Seems like their just bitching for no reason.



311.10.2010 3:51

Well as the Angry Admin of Angrybirds Walkthrough(Fan based web site, Not connected at all with Click gamer or Rovio.) This was a bit of a shock for me to see Rovio in the news here but with Angrybirds being the Most popular game on the iPhone i am not surprised MS trying to Force the conversion.

I say If Rovio and Click Gamer want to keep to the iPhone, what is going to stop them. A great game has been developed and the world just went nuts over it so why break something that works.

Things may change in the future (or yet to be) but the Angry Fans will be right behind Angrybirds the entire Way :)

Btw loving the Latest Upgrade for Angrybirds keep it up, haha :P

411.10.2010 4:45

The problem is that Microsoft is using Angry Birds for advertising...I doubt Microsoft would like it if Angry Birds advertised that their app allowed you to run windows on your iPhone.

511.10.2010 5:19

Originally posted by KillerBug:
The problem is that Microsoft is using Angry Birds for advertising...I doubt Microsoft would like it if Angry Birds advertised that their app allowed you to run windows on your iPhone.
Yep your right :)

611.10.2010 11:46
slackdast
Inactive

What sucks is there's no picture of it, and I'm on MS's site and can't find an icon of Angry Birds.

So this is news because someone tweeted it? No one bothered to verify it? Seriously?

This would be good for slashdot, but without a source, other then tweeter posts, fails.

711.10.2010 13:37
rovio
Unverified new user

Originally posted by slackdast:
What sucks is there's no picture of it, and I'm on MS's site and can't find an icon of Angry Birds.

So this is news because someone tweeted it? No one bothered to verify it? Seriously?

This would be good for slashdot, but without a source, other then tweeter posts, fails.





Not "someone" Tweeted it...the COMPANY behind the game did. Are you serious? Slackdast = fails
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 12 Oct 2010 @ 12:49

811.10.2010 23:05

Had trouble finding a copy of this picture, Google seamed to have it on their server but the hosting at devicemag seamed to removed it from their server, i got it hosted now.

hahaha If no one has seen it here it is http://www.angrybirdswalkthrough.com/Ang...ed-by-Roveo.jpg

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 12 Oct 2010 @ 11:44

912.10.2010 11:43

Originally posted by rovio:
Originally posted by slackdast:
What sucks is there's no picture of it, and I'm on MS's site and can't find an icon of Angry Birds.

So this is news because someone tweeted it? No one bothered to verify it? Seriously?

This would be good for slashdot, but without a source, other then tweeter posts, fails.


[img]http://www.devicemag.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Angry-Birds-Spotted-on-WP7-Not-Confirmed-by-Roveo.jpg[/img

Not "someone" Tweeted it...the COMPANY behind the game did. Are you serious? Slackdast = fails
Go Rovio.....hahahahaha Frag the Noob.

Stick it to the man, Power to the Developer :P

1017.6.2011 5:52

It looks like Rovio and Microsoft found some common ground and delivered AB on Windows 7 in the beginning of this year. Still, this was not very good move from Microsoft. On the other hand they have probably million of other collaborations which they are advertising so this one has slipped through. I understand how Rovio can be angry (pun intended) about this but its that big deal.

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