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Angry Birds VS Tiny Wings

02-23-2011, 08:49 PM
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Angry Birds VS Tiny Wings

I heard a conversation between my nephew and his friends. To sum up the conversation they are raving about Tiny Wings and the want the game to hold the number 1 spot. But what is interesting is that the hate they have towards Angry Birds, a game that some of them enjoyed in the past, but because it's been number 1 for ages they are sick of it and want some change on the top spots.

This is sort of like the music charts - I remember a lot of years ago when some song was number 1 for about half a year and by the end people just grew to hate the song. Byron Adams and Wet Wet Wet spring to mind, by the end I hated both those songs.

I'm wondering if the Tiny Wings sky rocket to fame is just a reaction for change - admittedly the game deserves the success.
02-23-2011, 08:50 PM
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Its just because its good. But I still think Angry Birds is a better game and app

02-23-2011, 08:53 PM
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Would Tiny Wings be able to hold the top spot for almost a year like Angry Birds has? Maybe it should take it for a week or two but it doesn't have as much lasting and widespread appeal.
02-23-2011, 09:00 PM
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Originally Posted by K?! View Post
Would Tiny Wings be able to hold the top spot for almost a year like Angry Birds has? Maybe it should take it for a week or two but it doesn't have as much lasting and widespread appeal.
I agree, but what I find interesting here is the hate towards Angry Birds and people willing to get Tiny Wings on the Top Spot because of this hate.

But don't get me wrong, it's not just about the hate - that's a small part I observed - as the game deserves this attention. I think Tiny Wings will be number 1 for about a week, maybe 2, then slip away.
02-23-2011, 09:03 PM
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Indeed, I'm not sure what to call the effect, but people tend to get tired of seeing the same thing over and over again for an extended period of time. Angry Birds is in every way the superior game as of now. Rovio worked hard to give the game the fame and success the game has earned. Although I have never liked the game, I do have to admit that it's very well-designed and perfectly thought out in regards to the appeal it would have on the public. Angry Birds definitely deserves to represent what casual games should be like on the iOS. Regarding Tiny Wings having the number one spot, it will probably take it for a few days to a few weeks, but eventually Angry Birds will shoot right back up to the top. This will be due to the influx of new iOS buyers who are definitely very familiar with Angry Birds as it's one of the demo games on every iOS device in any licensed Apple device selling store in the US.

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02-23-2011, 09:10 PM
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i hate playing angry birds game. its not my kinda game. but i give props to them to making a very good game - characters, music and UI. tiny wings is ok.. but its nothing great.

there is no Vs IMO.
02-23-2011, 09:22 PM
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This battle between AB and TW seems a bit unfair IMO.

Angry birds has been out for over a year now and has had tons of updates galore where as Tiny wings hasn't even been out for one week yet.

Obviously angry birds is going to have the upper hand, it's been out much longer with many updates to improve the game and this is coming from someone who hates AB with a passion.
02-23-2011, 09:26 PM
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I think everyone likes a success story like Tiny Wings, a lone developer working for months on their own then after a few days after release the game is currently at number 2 on all the charts. Success does not get better than that

Angry Birds was calculated success, the devs invested 120,000USD into it and went through various prototypes to find something that was good.

Tiny Wings has just caught the moment at the right time, maybe a happy accident...

The only thing I dread now is there will be a lot of want a be devs thinking they can have that success and release a load of crap on the App Store. In my mind Tiny Wings is a very rare game that caught the mood of casual gamers but somehow I think this will never happen again to this degree of success.

But like I say everyone like the rags to riches stories because it's like a hope that we can all win a lottery.
02-23-2011, 09:49 PM
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Tiny Wings has just caught the moment at the right time, maybe a happy accident...
Serendipity

I think the artwork & music of TinyWings is simply soothing

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02-23-2011, 10:09 PM
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Indeed, I'm not sure what to call the effect,
Let's call it the Semper Effect.

Semper = always/forever in Latin. =P

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