Games company unveils Passive Aggressive Birds
GAMES developer Rovio Mobile has announced the latest, more subtle, addition to its hugely popular Angry Birds franchise.
Passive Aggressive Birds, which will be officially launched at the forthcoming London Games Conference, features the titular birds using indirect psychological methods to reclaim their eggs from the dishonest, ‘light-hoofed’ green pigs.
A Rovio spokesman said: “This latest Angry Birds sequel is less about immediate destruction and more about being a bit pissy over an extended time period, hoping that the pigs will eventually get the message and just give the eggs back.
Players can leave notes on the pigs’ buildings saying things like, ‘Hi, hope you’re good…just noticed you’ve had our eggs for a while now…anyway no biggie but would be cool to get them back at some point…cheers…The Birds.’
There are also options to give the pigs cold looks, ignore them in the supermarket and to speak to mutual animal friends about their unacceptable behaviour.
In the new game, the birds will be colour-coded according to their respective sub-type of passive aggressive behaviour. For example, large red birds will be abrasive negativists, whereas the yellow birds will be more depressive.
The spokesman added: “Much of the gameplay will focus on interaction between the birds themselves, just talking for ages about how the pigs have been totally out of order and how they’re all going to go over to the right side of the screen and have it out with them.
“Of course, this never actually happens.”