Angry Birds rose to fame in 2010. I will never forget logging on to my website seeing thousands and thousands of hits – people were all over my Angry Birds Cheats post! I knew right then and there that this Angry Birds thing was going to be huge.
By the time 2015 hit, the Angry Birds game had been downloaded over three billion times collectively. The game hit mass and was just not on the iPhone, but xBox, Android – even on pre-installed on our smart TV!
From shirts to stuffed animals – sheesh, there was even an Angry Birds Amusement park! Let’s look at the rise of the birds.
Rise of the Angry Birds
Over the years, I tracked the rise of the Angry Birds movement. From a simple iPhone app to a huge movie and merchandise franchise – Angry Birds is massive and still growing. Just when I think the trend has finally died, another new something pops up!
I had the privilege of meeting the Angry Birds creator at SXSW. Created by Rovio Entertainment, in Finland – the company has seen crazy success with this game.
Angry Birds Games
The Angry Birds game launched in December of 2009. Since the original app game, Rovio has launched 13 different Angry Bird games and 3 spin-offs! Below is a list of the various Angry Birds games released over the years:
Angry Birds Release History
- Angry Birds – released December 2009.
- Angry Birds Seasons – October 2010
- Angry Birds Rio – released March 2011
- Angry Birds Friends – released February 2012
- Angry Birds Space – released March 2012
- Angry Birds Star Wars – release November 2012
- Angry Birds Star Wars II – released September 2013
- Angry Birds GO! – released December 2013
- Angry Birds Epic – released June 2014
- Angry Birds Transformers – related October 2014
- Angry Birds Fight! – released June 2015
- Angry Birds 2 – released July 2015
- Angry Birds Action! – released April 2016
- Angry Birds Blast! – released December 2016
- Bad Piggies – released September 2012
- Angry Birds Stella – released September 2014
- Angry Birds POP! – released March 2015
Angry Birds Trilogy – released 2012
The latest from the franchise is the Angry Birds Netflix series. That’s right – and it’s actually entertaining. My kids have watched it many times over!
Angry Birds Blog
Over the years, I’ve written a lot on the Angry Birds topics. From Angry Birds cheats to new releases to crafts
While the world is busy downloading and loving Angry Birds, is Rovio going after small businesses for creating Angry Birds products? I sure hope not! Thanks to a heads up from a lovely reader - today I learned that the Angry Birds Crochet Patterns by the lovely Itsy Bitsy Spider have been DISCONTINUED.
It was a lot of fun while it lasted. I got to know people from all over the world and I got to share my patterns in a way that made people happy. But it's over.
On Tuesday, I was asked to stop selling the Angry Birds patterns. I cannot get into the details, but suffice it to say that I stand to lose more than just my business if I continue.
The patterns have been pulled from Etsy and pattern sales have been deactivated on Ravelry. They will not be re-listed or re-activated. -- Read Full Post
While details were not given as to why these patterns were asked to not be sold - I sure hope it wasn't anything to do with Rovio. The passion of Angry Birds fans are obviously huge and massive. Embrace you audience, don't shun them! This is the mark of true success when your product hits a level where people are CROCHETING your birds. To poo poo a small business is sad.
Continue to support Itsy Bitsy Spider Crochet - even if they aren't able to sell the Angry Birds Crochet Pattens. Check out these ADORABLE finger monster crochet patterns.
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