Rovio launches “Bad Piggies” on Android, iOS, OS X

Last week, Rovio announced that its newest game, Bad Piggies, would be released on September 27. Today just happens to be September 27 – and that means Bad Piggies has been unleashed on a number of platforms, including Android, iOS, and OS X.

The new game is set in the same Angry Birds universe as Rovio games past, but instead of telling a story through the birds’ perspectives, Bad Piggies follows the green pigs as they try to find more eggs. Your task is to help them build a number of contraptions to get those eggs; in other words, where Angry Birds games were dominated by destruction, Bad Piggies is the complete opposite.

“We’ve never done anything like this,” said Petri Järvilehto, EVP of Games. “Where Angry Birds was all about destruction, Bad Piggies is all about the joy of construction. It’s not just about getting three stars – in this game, failing is almost as much fun as succeeding!”

Pricing depends on platform. If you own an Android device, you can get either the standard game or HD version for free, although they will be ad-supported. On iOS, there are (unfortunately) separate apps for iPhone and iPad, each costing $0.99 and $2.99, respectively. The Mac edition costs a whopping $4.99.

Windows and Windows Phone apps are coming soon. Pricing will be announced then.

I am a Rovio diehard, so you can expect a review of Bad Piggies in the coming days. Until then, let us know if you downloaded it!

Download: Play Store

Download: iTunes

Download: Mac App Store

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