Angry Birds has been around for what seems like forever, topping over 1 billion downloads across all available platforms. But folks continue to come up with new and interesting ways for us to sling birds into poorly built structures with the sole purpose of needless destruction.
Samsung today officially joined that pack by offering Angry Birds on Samsung’s Smart TV, but pay no mind to the remote — the whole thing is controlled by gesture.
The idea is that you can aim birds by pulling back the way you would to use a slingshot. You can also activate the birds’ “talents” through gesture controls as well, making big black mamma jamma explode or sending yellow triangle bird into a b-line straight for the desired target.
Here’s Samsung’s official word on the matter:
Samsung Smart TV will become the first TV to offer the world’s most popular game and set a new standard in the industry by offering a game for Smart TVs controlled by hand gestures. Samsung will continue to develop various content that bring family members together in front of the TV, allowing consumers to enjoy new experiences via Samsung Smart TVs.
And just look at these little kids having fun:
Oddly enough, this isn’t the first time that Angry Birds has been available for play on a big screen. Roku’s second line of streamers offers motion-controlled Angry Birds madness, however you need the remote to get your game on there. In Samsung’s case, the app is already built in to the TV and all you need are your glorious, bird-flinging hands.
Rovio is an industry-changing entertainment media company based in Finland, and the creator of the globally successful Angry Birds franchise. Angry Birds, a casual puzzle game, became an international phenomenon within a year of release, and is now the number one paid app of all time. Following this success in mobile gaming, Angry Birds has expanded rapidly in entertainment, publishing, and licensing to become a beloved international brand.
Angry Birds is a puzzle video game developed by Rovio, a developer based in Finland. Since its release for Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch devices, over 6.5 million copies of the game have been purchased, and versions have appeared for other touchscreen-based smartphones. In Angry Birds, players take control of a flock of birds that are attempting to retrieve eggs that have been stolen by a group of evil pigs. The pigs have taken refuge on or within structures made...