November 9, 2012

Star Wars Angry Birds: A Hallucination

Chris Plante, Polygon

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Wish to adapt a blockbuster film into a successful video game. It's easier than ever, thanks to a handful of high-profile developers who are eager to help — at next to no charge! This week, Finnish mobile game developer Rovio released Angry Birds Star Wars. The collaboration with film studio LucasArts has already skyrocketed to the top the iTunes App Store, like every Angry Birds app, collecting cash and publicity for both properties.

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