Angry Birds dev reveals new game

Rovio Mobile reveals Amazing Alex, a new IP based on recently acquired physics-based puzzler; to be released in two months.

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Rovio Mobile has revealed the follow-up to its supremely popular downloadable title Angry Birds. Studio CEO Mikael Hed told Finnish television network YLE today that the new game will be titled Amazing Alex and is due to arrive in just two months.

Will Amazing Alex hatch success as Angry Birds did? Pictured: Casey's Contraptions.
Will Amazing Alex hatch success as Angry Birds did? Pictured: Casey's Contraptions.

According to the report, Amazing Alex will be based on the physics-based puzzler Casey's Contraptions, which Rovio just recently acquired from developers Snappy Touch and Mystery Coconut.

Details are thin on Amazing Alex, but Hed said the title will boast an educational component and will focus on Alex, a young boy with a proclivity for building things. Platforms and a release date for Amazing Alex are not known.

When Amazing Alex is released, it will have monumentally large shoes to fill; Rovio this week announced that Angry Birds has been downloaded over 1 billion times.

"The quality pressure is high," Hed said. "We want to maintain the high standard Angry Birds fans have come to enjoy."

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