On Monday, March 26 Rovio made this announcement on its Twitter feed. Unfortunately, they didn’t say anything about how this release compares to the releases of the other Angry Birds games. However, according to reports, the last Angry Birds release, Angry Birds Rio, took ten days to hit ten million downloads.
The game was released for iPhones, iPads, iPod Touches, Android devices, Macs and PCs. As of now, there is not a version of the game for Windows Phone, but according to Rovio CEO Mikael Hed, there will be a version available sometime in the near future.
Before the game’s release, Rovio worked hard on promoting Angry Birds Space. According to some, it might be the most expensive promotional campaign ever used for a mobile game, but all of the promoting really seemed to work because just a few hours after Angry Birds Space was released, it was at the very top of Apple’s App Store charts in close to 30 different countries.
The game has sixty levels, hidden bonuses and secret levels. There are also some important changes to the game, including gravity, which allows “players to use nearby planets to perform trick shots on unsuspecting pigs.”
iPhone users are able to purchase Angry Birds Space from the App Store for $0.99, iPad users can find an HD version there for $2.99, and the Android Marketplace offers a free version and a $0.99 version for mobile devices and a special Android tablet version for $2.99. The Amazon Appstore is also offering three versions of the game, a free, ad-supported version, a $0.99 paid version and a $2.99 Kindle Fire version. Of course, there is also a version of the game available for PCs and Macs for $4.99.
Sources: PCMag - Angry Birds Space Hits 10M Downloads in Three Days and Marshable Entertainment - 'Angry Birds Space' Downloaded 10M Times in 3 Days