Rovio launched Angry Birds Space back in March, and it quickly tallied millions upon millions of downloads. Now, they’ve just updated the app to include a new episode. Capitalizing on the popularity of NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover, Angry Birds Space: Red Planet is now available for your bird-flinging pleasure.
“The piggies have hijacked the Curiosity Mars Rover — but instead of searching for ice crystals, they’re looking for eggs! Dodge explosive volcanoes and fire asteroids as you blast through 20 fiery levels! Say hello to the brand new astronaut pig! And find three hidden rovers and landers to open special bonus levels and discover more about the NASA missions!” says Rovio.
The game is not just for entertainment. Rovio worked with NASA to include links to NASA web pages about Mars exploration and other NASA mission inside the game.
“Rovio is teaching huge new audiences about NASA’s missions to Mars thanks to this collaboration,” said David Weaver, associate administrator for communications at NASA Headquarters in Washington. “It’s a great way to introduce both kids and adults to the wonders of the planet in a fun and entertaining way.”
Check out some gameplay from Angry Birds Space: Red Planet while you download the update. It’s currently available on iOS and Android, with other platform support coming soon.