Exclusive Angry Birds content for Chrome users [updated]

Exclusive Angry Birds content for Chrome users [updated]

Summary: These virtual, grumpy fowls have migrated from your phone to the Web, with exclusive content for Chrome users.

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In a bid to boost productivity everywhere in the middle of the work week (no less), Rovio, the brains behind Angry Birds just announced at the Google I/O event that these virtual grumpy fowls have migrated from your phone to the Web.

The Web-based version of the addictive game is already available for download on the Chrome Web Store (so you will may need the Chrome browser to open that link. Safari did the trick for @Scrabbler but my Firefox wouldn't let me install the game). This freebie features exclusive Chrome content like "Chrome bombs" and levels to unlock.

Tip: If you've installed the game but accidentally closed the window/tab, just open a new window/tab in Chrome and you should see an icon for the game under "Apps".

Play discretely or your IT guys will soon blacklist this game from the office network. How does this version compare with the one on your phone?

Update: According to TheNextWeb, you can also play the game offline "using Google Chrome cache." In addition, you will be able to purchase the "Mighty Eagle upgrade directly in-game as soon as the new payments system [for Chrome] goes live."

Topics: Mobility, Browser, Google

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  • RE: Exclusive Angry Birds content for Chrome users

    What? How does angry birds promote productivity? I waste so much time on.... Oh I see what you did there.
    awkward hug
  • BETA

    It says BETA on it... why is everything beta in Google?!
    Hasam1991
  • RE: Exclusive Angry Birds content for Chrome users

    Not sure what is exclusive, it works for me in Safari as well. Just go to http://chrome.angrybirds.com/
    Scrabbler
  • Angry Bird

    Angry Birds was always a iPhone and Apple only app... all of the sudden it is everywhere, yes developers want more $$ but once again why can't Google create something new?? this came from Apple!
    Hasam1991
    • RE: Exclusive Angry Birds content for Chrome users

      @Hasam1991
      Rovio is a thrid party developer. The point of (any) app store is to attract third party developers (hopefully with good apps) and then take a cut on the revenue.
      Scrabbler
    • RE: Exclusive Angry Birds content for Chrome users

      @Hasam1991 awww... will someone please play a violin for this poor fellow?
      jmwells21
  • RE: Exclusive Angry Birds content for Chrome users

    It works in IE9 ... not so exclusive ...
    roteague
  • RE: Exclusive Angry Birds content for Chrome users

    Awesome!
    BananaBoatWireless
  • downloadable win7 version

    is available in the intel appup store as well. plays great on a win7 slate or tablet - http://www.appup.com/applications/applications-Angry+Birds - exclusive is a very loaded word here
    devfish
    • RE: Exclusive Angry Birds content for Chrome users

      @devfish

      Yeah, it's available through Intel's app store - for $5.
      I think I'll enjoy the free chrome version for as long it's available.
      SkiddMarxx
  • RE: Exclusive Angry Birds content for Chrome users

    I'll wait for the movie.
    global.philosopher
  • RE: Exclusive Angry Birds content for Chrome users

    Who really cares? A game? A bitty little time-wasting app now availible on multiple platforms? Wow. No wonder this country sucks. Get off your tablet/phone/pc/ipod xbox/chrome/android/apple/MS/what da feek ever and feek off. I love tech but come on already..
    mikeycbd