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Angry Birds is a video game franchise created by Finnish computer game developer Rovio Entertainment. Inspired by Crush the Castle, the first game in the series was initially released in December 2009 for Apple iOS. As of October 2010, 12 million copies of the game were purchased from App Store. The company then released ports of the game for other touchscreen smartphone operating systems, including Android, Symbian and Windows Phone. The franchise has since been expanded to include video game console and PC ports.
Angry Birds has been praised for its successful combination of addictive gameplay, comical style, and low price. Its popularity led to many spin-offs, versions of Angry Birds being created for PCs and gaming consoles, a market for merchandise featuring its characters, a televised cartoon series, and an upcoming feature film. In January 2014 there had been over two billion downloads across all platforms, including both regular and special editions: as of July 2015, the series’ games have been downloaded more than three billion times collectively, making it the most downloaded freemium game series of all time. The original Angry Birds has been called "one of the most mainstream games out right now", "one of the great runaway hits of 2010", and "the largest mobile app success the world has seen so far". An animated feature film based on the series will be released by Columbia Pictures on May 20, 2016, and the first main-series sequel, Angry Birds 2, was released on July 30, 2015.
|Angry Birds||December 11, 2009||Puzzle||The first game released of the series. It primarily involves shooting birds into pig's fortresses.|
|Angry Birds 2||July 30, 2015||Puzzle||This is the sequel to Angry Birds and the 12th game of the series that features the player picking the birds to launch into the pig's fortresses in multistage levels. The game is also called Angry Birds Under Pigstruction in Canada.|
|Angry Birds Seasons||October 21, 2010||Puzzle||The second game in the series, featuring holiday-themed levels. It was also originally released as Angry Birds Halloween.|
|Angry Birds Rio||March 11, 2011||Puzzle||The third game in the series, tying-in with the films, Rio, and Rio 2.|
|Angry Birds Friends||February 13, 2012 (Facebook),
May 2, 2013 (Android and iOS)
|Puzzle||The fourth game of the series features weekly tournaments and is also available on Facebook.|
|Angry Birds Space||March 22, 2012||Puzzle||The fifth game in the series that features space physics.|
|Angry Birds Star Wars||November 8, 2012||Puzzle||The sixth game that ties-in with the original Star Wars trilogy.|
|Angry Birds Star Wars II||September 18, 2013||Puzzle||The seventh game of the series that ties-in with the Star Wars prequel trilogy & the television show Star Wars Rebels. It is the first game compatible with Hasbro's Telepods, that allows the player to summon a specific character in the game.|
|Angry Birds Go!||December 11, 2013||Racing||The eighth game of the series and it is the first to branch off from the puzzle genre to the racing genre.|
|Angry Birds Epic||March 17, 2014 (Soft Launch, iOS),
June 22, 2014 (Worldwide)
|Role-playing||The ninth game of the series that features turn-based RPG combat and a gear and item crafting system.|
|Angry Birds Transformers||October 3, 2014||Side-scrolling shooter||The tenth game of the series, which ties-in with the Transformers franchise, is a shoot'em up game.|
|Angry Birds Fight!||June 11, 2015||Tile-matching, Role-playing||The eleventh game of the series, which is a match-3 game to match birds to have enough power to defeat the enemy and features a gear system.|
|Angry Birds Action!||April 29, 2016||Puzzle, Pinball||This is the 13th game of the series that features a top-down perspective in pinball-type levels, and the first game to feature the birds in their The Angry Birds Movie appearances.|
|Angry Birds Stella||September 4, 2014||Puzzle||Reuses the original physics-puzzle game play of Angry Birds, but with a cast of new birds. On July 13, 2015, it was announced that the game was officially discontinued.|
|Angry Birds POP!||December 22, 2014 (Canada),
March 12, 2015 (Worldwide),
October 29, 2015 (Facebook)
|Tile-matching||Was the second game in the Stella series titled Angry Birds Stella POP!, where players must match bubbles to pop them and eventually must complete a given objective. On July 5, 2015, the "Stella" name was removed from the title and was renamed to Angry Birds POP!.|