商业周刊标题Angry Birds, Happy Finns（暴戾鸟和快乐的芬兰人），作为苹果应用商店游戏部分下载量第一的付费游戏Angry Birds是值得被推荐的，angry-looking cartoon birds形象相当深入玩家的心。
开发者是赫尔辛基当地的开发者Rovio，Angry Birds是去年12月份的时候才推出的，单次下载费用也仅仅只要0.99美元。但高下载量和广泛的国际知名度让芬兰人很开心。据了解，Angry Birds全球的下载量已经超过了250万次（在苹果应用商店推出全球各种语言之后，预计该下载量还将继续攀升）。
The top seller at Apple’s (AAPL) online App Store this month is a fiendishly simple game called Angry Birds. Players use the touchscreens of their iPhone, iPod, or iPad to sling a variety of angry-looking cartoon birds at green pigs that have stolen their unhatched eggs. The pigs have hidden themselves under piles of sticks, stones, and blocks of ice. (The game costs 99 cents.)
Rovio, a mobile-game maker in Helsinki, released the game last December. The company says more than 2.5 million users worldwide have downloaded it. The 17-person shop created Angry Birds over the better part of a year during spare time from contract work for Nokia (NOK) and Electronic Arts (ERTS). They’re now working full time on creating updates. Niklas Hed, Rovio’s 30-year-old co-founder, says he tested Angry Birds on his mother. “She doesn’t play games at all,” says Hed. “Last Christmas I gave it to her, and she was still playing even though we had guests coming over. I thought, ‘O.K., now we have something!’”
Chief Executive Officer Mikael Hed, Niklas’s 34-year-old cousin, says he hopes the game can be parlayed beyond the App Store into other smartphones, videogame consoles, PCs, and perhaps TV or film.
Angry Birds: The Movie? Somewhere, Alfred Hitchcock is smiling.