If you’re like me, you’re obsessed with the mobile game Angry Birds and the lite beta version which hit earlier this month wasn’t enough to satisfy your pig-killing needs. I have good news for you, as the Rovio team said the full version is due to hit Android in 2-3 weeks.
In an interview with the folks over at TalkAndroid, Rovio talked about the release date and some of the issues we’ve been seeing. As you may recall, we heard from many users who said the Angry Birds beta couldn’t be found in the Android Market on devices not running 2.2. There are also support issues with devices like the HTC Wildfire.
At the moment, the game does not support QVGA displays, which is what the Wildfire has. We’re looking into trying to add support for QVGA devices. The game runs on the Hero, but there is a significant lag. We will try to solve any issues for as many devices as possible, before releasing the full version.
The Angry Birds for Android game is a simple game that is utterly addictive. Basically, you launch birds at pigs in forts. It sounds simple and dumb but it’s a blast to play and it should give Android a much-needed boost in gaming.
The company was also at the Nokia World conference in London today and announced some upcoming features that could help it make some more cash. Users will soon be able to purchase a character called “Mighty Eagle” to plow through levels if it’s too challenging.
I think Mighty Eagle is a huge cop out from a gamer perspective but this in-app purchasing could be a huge market. Heck, people throw real money at Zynga to help them make their virtual farms grow faster, so Angry Birds fans may buy themselves a “god mode.” Not me, though.
I’ll be anxiously awaiting the full Android version. What about you?
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