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App Creation #27 – Game Inspiration – Angry Birds


Catapulting disgruntled feathered creatures into breakable objects causing massive destruction with just the power of your finger shouldn’t be this much fun, however it most certainly is!

Flying High

The highly successful Angry Birds is a true app success story, with millions of downloads on various platforms. The premise is straight forward enough…


The aim is to catapult birds with different abilities to their targets to destroy all of the sinister green pigs that go out of their way to mock you – often protected by elaborate fortified platforms and environmental challenges.

Conservation Collapse

First of all you need to analyse what you are up against. The good news is that your angry birds are eager to please and will happily propel themselves at any object. You can help ease their pain and frustrations by targeting the weak points or small gaps that appear. You may need to create your own in the various blocked pathways as all manner of problems will present themselves. Wood, glass and other hindrances will protect those devious green pigs from your preened air attacks.


The magic is achieved by admiring the collapse of these complex structures as they realistically fall to the ground or shatter.

We Play Value

Due to its collapsible nature, Angry Birds offers an immense replay value – offering assorted methods of assault and numerous outcomes. This is all recorded and reflected in your score and no doubt your sarcastic friends will be the first to gloat if you are lagging behind.

iTunes Store Links: Angry Birds | Angry Birds HD
Android Market Link: Angry Birds
Windows Phone Store Link: Angry Birds

App Creation Series

There are literally hundreds of thousands of applications and games available to download using the digital marketplace. These range from basic clocks to fully fledged 3D gaming experiences rivalling even the leading portable devices that usually only specialise in this field.

Your challenge is competing with this vast library of already impressive offerings which, although a daunting prospect to the fledgling traveller, can be navigated successfully with the right ideas and implementation. Whether you want to create an income generator or simply desire recognition for your efforts, this book will aim to show you the path and inspire your imagination to overflow with possibilities.

Allow me to guide you through the wilderness and raise your chances of realising your development dreams by detailing different routes with this light hearted tour of the Apps terrain. Featuring a myriad of exciting and surprising examples, you can glean important suggestions for your own creation.

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Written by James Woodcock

James Woodcock is a Freelance Journalist specialising in gaming and technology. Ever since he experienced the first controllable pixel movement on the television screen, he has been entranced by the possibilities and rewarding entertainment value generated from these metal and plastic boxes of delight. Writing hundreds of articles including commentary and reviews on various gaming platforms, while also interviewing well known industry figures for popular online publications.

Experience in classic game music MIDI enhancement. DVD and HD Video capture, editing, scripting and creation. Podcasting, Internet Radio DJ and Musician.

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