Aug 4th, 2012

Angry Birds has been about the most successful game series for mobile. Everyone has played it. I am guilty of spending many hours flinging birds, myself. There are holiday versions, the regular game, the space iteration, and more. We have all gotten to know these birds very closely, but just when is it enough?

It is very hard to succeed in the gaming industry, and even the all-time giants are having trouble keeping game series successful after a long period of time (e.g. Final Fantasy). In the mobile world, the flow moves at a much quicker pace. Updates come more often, multiple sequels are released a year and even the phones get old in less than a year. As such, a game’s life is also much shorter. Could it be that the popular game, Angry Birds, has finally reached its end-of-life?

As I sit here learning about the new Angry Birds Space: Red Planet update that is to come in the Fall, I find myself much less excited than I used to be. After a minute I even said to myself: “Another one?”. Not to say that the game is not good for those quick bus trips or while waiting in line at the DMV. But a game like Angry Birds, while it can offer some variety, is very linear and repetitive. You throw birds at pigs and obstacles; that is it.

Personally, this franchise is starting to become rather stale. And it seems android fans over the web are starting to get tired of Angry Birds, as well. Mot as many users comment on Angry Birds articles (and that applies to other sites, as well), and such posts generally drive much less page views than ever. I have also seen much less people playing Angry Birds in “the wild.”

Who knows. Maybe it is time to let this one go, Rovio. Or at least make some major changes to it. But before reaching any conclusions, I would like to take into account the fact that I may simply be crazy. So we decided to throw this little poll at you and see what everyone else thinks. Are you done saving eggs, or do you have some more flinging to do?