Angry Birds Games

A screen grab from the YouTube trailer for Casey's Contraptions, Rovio's new game, Amazing Alex, is based on. (YouTube / May 14, 2012)

Can Rovio strike gold twice? The Finnish company behind Angry Birds is set to launch a new game called Amazing Alex this summer, according to Mikael Hed, chief executive of Rovio. Hed made the announcement on a morning talk show on the Finnish television station YLE. In an English write up of the interview, YLE reports that Rovio bought the iPad game "Casey's Contraptions" from game makers Snappy Touch and Mystery Coconut Games. The game revolves around a curious little boy, Alex, who enjoys building Rube Goldberg-esque contraptions. In the game, players can use soccer balls, toy cars, tilting shelves, scissors, magnets, pails and boxing gloves to accomplish a task. "The gameplay is a perfect fit in our arsenal with its approachable, fun and highly addictive take on the physics puzzler genre," Rovio's vice president of franchise development Ville Heijari told the website Gamasutra. "Casey's Contraptions" is no longer available on the app store, but a trailer for the game is still available on YouTube, so you can see what Rovio is working with. On the Finnish talk show, Hed said, "The quality pressure is high. We want to maintain the high standard Angry Birds fans have come to enjoy." The game looks adorable, but Angry Birds is a tough game to follow. Rovio's first game just reached its 1 billionth download earlier this month.
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