If you have ever wondered just how popular Angry Birds is, consider just how many apps can get cooperation from NASA and include actual content gathered from the Mars exploration? Fortunately for space-geeks and Angry Birds addicts everywhere, in their continued efforts to be awesome, NASA is “helping pigs and birds explore the Martian terrain and shed light on the agency’s missions to the Red Planet in the latest update to the game Angry Birds Space.”
Angry Birds Space was already pretty advanced as far as physics-style games for mobile devices go, including the new concepts of microgravity –plus the educational information linked conveniently to help everybody understand exactly what that means.
Associate Administrator for Communications at NASA, David Weaver, is thrilled that Rovio is teaching new audiences about NASA’s missions and says that their collaboration together is a great opportunity to “introduce both kids and adults to the wonders of the planet in a fun and entertaining way.”
It should go without saying that Rovio is equally happy with the partnership with their Chief Marketing Officer, Peter Vesterbacka issuing his own statement:
“We’re huge NASA fans, and we were all cheering the Mars Curiosity rover as it touched down. So, working together on the Mars update was a perfect fit, especially since we got such an amazing response to our previous collaboration, the ‘Angry Birds Space: NASA announcement’ video, which quickly surged to the top of 2012’s viral video charts. We’re thrilled to continue working with NASA. Stay tuned for even more great fun and educational content coming up.”
You can bet that we will stay tuned (and not just because we are addicted to bird-tossing)!
Angry Birds Space HD is already sporting their updated content which can be downloaded from the App Store for USD $2.99.