Angry Birds Developers Reveal Upcoming Title “Amazing Alex” – New Rube Goldberg-Style Puzzler


A few days ago, Angry Birds creator, Rovio, uploaded a video onto their YouTube page celebrating over 1 billion downloads accumulated across their entire Angry Birds franchise. At the end of said video, the Finnish developers also teased their next title, showing a boy with complex contraptions along the wall of his room. If you were expecting more high-flying fowl, you may be disappointed. It turns out that Rovio is working on a completely new game, sans birds of any kind.

Dubbed “Amazing Alex,” the game closely resembles the Rub Goldberg-style gameplay of another game called “Casey’s Contraptions” — an intellectual property Rovio recently purchased. In that game, players build contraptions (ala Apparatus in the Play Store) and attempt to complete various tasks like getting a ball from point A, to point B. Sounds easy enough, right? Wrong. For a good idea of what to expect from Amazing Alex, check out the video from the now App Store-pulled, Casey’s Contraptions below.

In an interview with YLE, Rovio CEO Mikael Hed revealed Amazing Alex will maintain Rovio’s “high quality standard” that Rovio fans have come to expect from the 1 billion download and counting Angry Birds team. He also mentioned the word “educational,” but I’m sure that had more to do with the amount of creativity and brain power required to solve the puzzles in the game.

No word on a release date for Amazing Alex, but we imagine it wont be too long. Any of you burnt out on Angry Birds? Think Amazing Alex shows some promise?

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. hello

    1. Goodbye

    2. Did you mean “Hello World”? Was this a test? Or are you just that…odd…

  2. Yea… its The Incredible Machine… I used to play that on my dads IBM, like 20 years ago. Not to say I wont get it from Rovio when it is inevitably the free Amazon app of the day tho…

  3. Rovio where is Darkest Fear for Android?

  4. I was surprised there was no mention of The Incredible Machine in the article at all, but at least someone in the comments already said it. :)

  5. Looks sick. Count me in – I need a new game to fill my toilet time.

  6. Awwwww….. I am gonna miss Angry Birds if Amazing Alex takes over Angry Birds… Vote if you will miss Angry Birds….. :(

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