Angry Birds is one of the most played computer games of today. Created by Rovio Mobile, a Finnish company specializing in video games or game developing, the game after undergoing a period of development saw the light of day in December of 2009, released as an application for Apple’s iOS. It has sold in around 12 million copies and up. Its popularity is based on its simplicity, low price and nicely injected dosage of fun which led to creating versions of the game available for personal computers, touchscreen smartphones, gaming consoles etc. and there is even a possibility for the game to receive its own filmed version. The game has been downloaded around 700 million times so it holds the throne as the most popular worldwide, and some even call it “one of the most mainstream games in the market”. The rising popularity of the game brought to its being released in many special editions, as Angry Birds Seasons released in October 2010, Angry Birds Rio released in March 2011, Angry Birds Space released in March 2012 and Angry Birds Magic which is yet to be released. The most recent is Angry Birds Space in March 2012 and it may be found online as Angry Birds Space Full Version.
Why is Angry Birds so popular?
According to the download numbers and sold copies, it may be easily concluded that Angry Birds is not only popular, but also addictive. Worldwide game addicts and non-addicts claim it is so addictive it causes distractions in their work and takes up a lot of time in their day. What is the main reason for this? You can Download Angry Birds Space Free this popular game almost anywhere.
Angry Birds keep 50 million users “busy” all day long due to “user engagement”. Massive use of smartphones, androids, PCs and other platforms make it available to the public. The concept is truly basic, but the average Angry Birds player spends around 200 million minutes a day playing this game. And it is because the model of the game is so easy to absorb that users develop mental strategies that need to be developed each time a level’s complexity increases.
Is it time well spent?
In the depths of the human brain, impulses and reactions are a vital part of everyday interactions. And although opinions are divided between “yes, video games help develop faster reflexes or mental readiness” and “no, games are a complete waste of time”, ask the experts on human cognitive science: it is human Short-term Memory that makes this game so appealing. Here’s why: short-term memory is very limited in comparison to long-term memory that saves data, experiences etc. and long-term memory may be extended with new information, cognition, knowledge and experiences. Short-term memory is temporary and it only holds a limited amount of information that can be erased after a while. SM helps humans deal with technology and everyday routines and since Angry Birds offers short-term memory loss, but it does not break it. It only bends it, for example by the manipulation that appears on the screen at the beginning of any new sequence in the game.