Angry Birds theme park opens in China
Well people, an Angry Birds theme parked just recently opened in China’s The Window of the World park where visitors are welcomed to get a crack at launching some plush Angry Birds at pig balloon targets placed in toy bricked castles. Showing off its close ties, there is even a giant-sized slingshot that’s used to launch those adorable birds into the sky – much like what you do in the game.
Interestingly enough, the park itself doesn’t have the approval from Rovio, which would enable the maker to actually hit the park with an intellectual property infringement lawsuit of some sort. The park’s marketing manager, Ye Xiumei, says that the Angry Birds exhibit will remain there until the end of September.
Despite the lack of blessings from Rovio’s camp, the park is very interested in striking a deal in the future. Spokeswoman for Rovio China, Daisy Yang, said, “We would welcome a partnership, but Rovio would need to give them permission to use the Angry Birds game.” Granted that it’s nice for the park to offer visitors the chance to play the mobile app, if a deal is made, it’s kind of difficult to not want to play the real-world version of the game while they’re there.
Nevertheless, a potential partnership would benefit both parties seeing that it would bring profits to Rovio and attract an unprecedented about of visitors for the park.
source: Forbes via Textually
1. Jay (unregistered)
Wow!!!... Only in China!
5. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4747; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Wow I can't believe people like that game that much that they would open a theme park. I guess people in China REALLY love their Angry Birds. If I were in China I guess I would check it out. lol The birds look like basketballs with a cute little Angry Bird covering it. I would love to fling one & hit an actual person though! lol
7. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 813; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)
I wonder who would be the actual person you want to hit the most. . . LOL
9. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4747; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
lol There are too many, but if there is one person it would probably be Casey Anthony, then any U.S. government figure who says video games are bad when they have never even played the games that they question. I hate hypocrisy!
6. RWS74 (Posts: 3; Member since: 13 Sep 2011)
I love angry birds but this is getting out of hand=[
10. supermario (unregistered)
Gamers who have a knack for action-packed games will never feel bored when they start playing Angry Birds. This is a straightforward game where the main objective is to use the designated birds to eliminate a group of pigs that are strategically placed in and around different structures in every level. Gamers who manage to annihilate all the pigs using the allotted number of birds are cleared to pass one level and advance to the next. Angry Birds is definitely a one of a kind program that every game play enthusiast will love
11. free online games (unregistered)
Where else will the Angry Birds crash land into and dominate? Nintendo 3DS? Xbox 360? Your scientific calculator? Who knows, but according to All Things Digital, Rovio SVP of brand advertising and analytics Wibe Wagemans said yesterday at the Mobile Future Forward conference in Seattle, Wash. that Angry Birds is the number on game on Google+ Games. Granted, that's out of all 16 games on the platform right now, but some of those games were put there by the likes of major social game creators like Zynga, Wooga, EA and Playdom. Wagemans, formerly an executive on Microsoft's Bing team, went on to say that Rovio has grown faster in the past two years than companies like MySpace, YouTube, Amazon and Skype. He also said, "We are now the fastest-growing consumer brand in history," ATD reports.
12. Y8 Games (unregistered)
When you think about it, though: Not only is the Angry Birds game on nearly every gaming platform under the sun, but the little wingless cartoons and their amorphous green piglet enemies have been transformed into plush toys, t-shirts, board games, cook books, a feature film--need I go on? During his talk in Seattle, Wageman revealed that Rovio welcomes over 120 million monthly Angry Birds players across the myriad of platforms the game is available on. Simply put, the western world is hooked on Angry Birds (it's science, remember?) and soon so will the East, if Rovio has any say in it. Sure, that's less than half of the 273 million or so monthly players Zynga caters to on Facebook alone, to which Wageman said, "We haven't even launched on Facebook yet." Oh ... oh, no.