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Interesting read about Angry Birds

03-23-2011, 09:52 PM
#1
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 249
Interesting read about Angry Birds

Hi,

sorry if posted before, but I find it interesting..

http://dailyartifacts.com/52-times-i...or-angry-birds

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03-24-2011, 03:32 AM
#2
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Posts: 172
Talk about "If at first you don't succeed..."

Another interesting figure to consider is that Rovio spent $140k developing Angry Birds and has raked in a whopping $70 million so far with no end in sight.

At least Rovio made enough money to continue making apps until they had a big hit on their hands. I think the challenge many indies face right now is to simply stay in the game long enough for their hard work to eventually pay off. One day, app discovery will work the way it should and the cream of the crop will naturally rise to the top. In the meantime, luck continues to play a large role in finding success in the app store.

Personally, I would be more interested in hearing stories from successful 1- or 2-man indie efforts. For example, does anyone know the story behind Andreas Illiger's Tiny Wings?

03-24-2011, 04:38 AM
#3
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Hollywood, CA
Posts: 1,869
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Originally Posted by dansu View Post

Personally, I would be more interested in hearing stories from successful 1- or 2-man indie efforts. For example, does anyone know the story behind Andreas Illiger's Tiny Wings?
Some say he woke up one morning and chased a burglar from his den. The mysterious burglar apparently wrote 3/4 of the game code and left it on a thumb drive in his rolltop desk drawer. All that remained to be done was some UI code.

Other sources claim that Andreas is a bizarre eccentric who keeps a steady diet of Red Vines and Maple Syrup, and little else. The rough outline for the game was devised by a strange and complicated circadian pattern breakdown of his own sleeping and gastric schedules. Strange stuff indeed.

Still other sources hold to the fact that "Andreas Illiger" is actually a superintelligent AI algorithm (which itself can code apps) somehow downloaded to the present day from 30 years into the future, designed specifically to create games which can hopefully neutralize the Angry Birds virus from destroying all of gaming culture irrevocably and forever.

My money's on that last theory. Cross your fingers!
03-24-2011, 05:05 AM
#4
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: In a car
Posts: 324
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Originally Posted by headcaseGames View Post

Still other sources hold to the fact that "Andreas Illiger" is actually a superintelligent AI algorithm (which itself can code apps) somehow downloaded to the present day from 30 years into the future, designed specifically to create games which can hopefully neutralize the Angry Birds virus from destroying all of gaming culture irrevocably and forever.
it's all clear now!!I must find Andreas!!)
03-24-2011, 05:12 AM
#5
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: Morestel, France
Posts: 572
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Originally Posted by headcaseGames View Post
The mysterious burglar apparently wrote 3/4 of the game code
It wasn't a buglar but the cleaning lady.

JC
03-24-2011, 05:57 AM
#6
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Hollywood, CA
Posts: 1,869
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Originally Posted by Ovogame View Post
It wasn't a buglar but the cleaning lady.

JC
aha - the plot thickens!
03-24-2011, 11:56 AM
#7
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Originally Posted by Ovogame View Post
It wasn't a buglar but the cleaning lady.

JC
Perhaps this was his cleaning lady:

03-25-2011, 12:34 AM
#8
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Outer Space
Posts: 411
omg AI = artificial intelligence!
03-25-2011, 01:18 AM
#9
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Hollywood, CA
Posts: 1,869
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Originally Posted by layzerboy View Post
omg AI = artificial intelligence!
wow I didn't even notice it (and I typed it)


...hmm...

Andreas Illiger
Artificial Intelligence

I tell you wot
03-25-2011, 01:39 AM
#10
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Originally Posted by dansu View Post
Personally, I would be more interested in hearing stories from successful 1- or 2-man indie efforts. For example, does anyone know the story behind Andreas Illiger's Tiny Wings?
The story behind Trainyard http://struct.ca/2010/the-story-so-far/. Inspiring!