When Angry Birds first hit the app store back in 2009, nobody could have predicted the tremendous mainstream phenomenon it would become. Selling hundreds of millions of copies and spawning multiple sequels, a whole line of merchandise and even a theme park, it’s become a household name to rival such well known series as Mario or Pokemon. Hot off the success of Angry Birds Space, it looks like developer Rovio is finally ready to stop coasting off the popularity of their first hit series to take a shot at making another.
Bad Piggies is a physics puzzler starring the green antagonists of Angry Birds, the pigs. There aren’t any screenshots out, but a brief description was given in FastCompany’s first look at the game:
The swine are stranded on a desert island and have to build vehicles and contraptions to make their way to the delicious eggs that they can’t seem to get enough of. Though there is a three-star mechanic at work, there are no birds in sight, and the pigs are bouncy, jovial, and downright likable-a far cry from the snorting, antagonizing characters from the Angry Birds installments.
There’s not much intense thinking required: An intuitive interface guides the player in assembling the vehicle, and if it crashes before collecting all three stars, the player is taken right back to the start screen.
Sounds a bit like Banjo Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts to me. Take that as you will.
Bad Piggies releases September 27 for iOS, Android and Mac, with Windows 8, Windows Phone and other PC versions shortly afterward, according to Rovio.