Alright, details are sparse at the moment, but Rovio is definitely planning something. Sometime during the night the Pigs formed themselves a union and decided they needed to go public (you can see their press release below). In addition to the press release, those portly pigs have launched their own Facebook and Twitter accounts. So what’s going on? My guess is this will eventually end up with a brand new game, but that’s just me. Whatcha thinkin?! Yu likez? Share your insightful thoughts and opinions below.
Rovio has confirmed via their September 4th press release that “Bad Piggies” is indeed a NEW app. It will be launching on iOS, Android, and Mac on September 27th, with other platforms (Windows Phone, Windows 8, and PC listed specifically) “following shortly”. It’s also notable that in the press release they say that there is, “not a slingshot in sight!”
We also dug up some additional game play details from an exclusive look that Fast Company author J.J. McCorvey (why don’t we get these?!) received:
- It sounds like the same pick of play appeal of Angry Birds will be present in Bad Piggies, yet the game play might be more similar to Amazing Alex. “”There’s not much intense thinking required: An intuitive interface guides the player in assembling the vehicle, and if it crashes before collecting all three stars, the player is taken right back to the start screen.”
- Those pesky pigs just can’t get enough eggs! “The swine are stranded on a desert island and have to build vehicles and contraptions to make their way to the delicious eggs that they can’t seem to get enough of. Though there is a three-star mechanic at work, there are no birds in sight, and the pigs are bouncy, jovial, and downright likable–a far cry from the snorting, antagonizing characters from the Angry Birds installments.”
Official Press Release from the “King Pig Office” on “Piggy Island”
Today – Piggy island
We haz Facebook and twitter
Yu no like?
We has new
k thanks bye
Pigs are awesome. Birds stink. OINK OINK! 4 more info check out facebook.com/badpiggies
Thanks to @sal9 for the awesome image at the very top, which he compiled from a few of the teaser images. Below are some additional teasers, including a YouTube clip.
I think “Yu no like?” is supposed to be “Y U no like? (Why You no like?)”. Just like the meme.
Today – Piggy Island (Date and location. King Pig Office probably being their new base)
We haz Facebook and Twitter (New account, perhaps?)
Y U no like? (Maybe they’re not good in English, so maybe they’re trying to write “Why? You don’t like?”)
We has new…. (Base? App? Maybe they’re writing this when the birds shows up and make a TH “Total Havoc”)
Moar later (More later)
k thanx bye (OK thanks. Bye)
Now should be more clear.
We haz Facebook and Twitter (account)
Y U no like = Why you don’t like “we (Bad Piggies) have our own account?”
We has new (account on FB and Twitter)
Courtesy of :facebook.com/badpiggies
With like They mean:click on the LIKE button.
I think it’s “Why don’t you Like us (on Facebook)”
Excectly! I was also thinking That!
i think it is there own version of the lolcats meme
a very popular lolcat is “I CAN HAZ CHEEZBURGER?”
i know. there are also loldogs. like: “hand over ur frieds and none get hurt!”
I am gonna lik them on thirz feizbuk acountz.
Interesting to note too that the press release was from Piggy Island. The original description for AB had them on an island in the Pacific. So it’s cool to see Rovio is keeping to their origins and keeping them on the island, only the BPs consider it their island.
I think piggyisland Has something with PIGini beach
AB universe, 30 years later…
King pig has a chance to rename that island to: Piggy island. Birds are in prison, Mighty Eagle is enslaved to a circus animal. Doom has come…
Not likely but fitting scene.
Rovio should carate a new game called Angry Pigs where the Pigs gets a chance to kill the Birds
Pigs don’t want to kill the birds, just take their eggs. You kill a bird, it doesn’t lay anymore eggs, so that tactic wouldn’t last them long..
he probably meant “kill” as “defeat”
Pigs don’t want to defeat the birds either, just take their eggs
Piggies like eggs… perhaps we’ll end up help them steal some eggs, huh…
But, well, guess helping bad piggies will make us bad also… haha…
I think this campaign is hysterical! What an amazingly imaginative and creative sense of humor these people have! But am wondering if perhaps it will be a new AB game, (like Rio was, or Space was) with the piggies pretending to be unwilling outcasts. Perhaps it will be up to us to help them get eggs. I’m kinda thinkin that if it wasn’t a new AB game, and really was an entirely new game, they wouldn’t be pointing out an association with this one. IE: Amazing Alex. Is there anyone in the world who doesn’t associate Rovio with AB, as well as with totally outstanding games, regardless of subject? What need is there to bring in a new game, making a connection to AB if there isn’t actually a connection? They don’t need the recognition as creators of AB to launch a totally new game. Will certainly be interesting to see how this develops
Well, considering that we’re talking about the pigs here, the connection to AB is unavoidable, but I don’t see that as a negative. Such a connection will help drive sales of any new game app.
I think it will be a new app, primarily because of the fact that the pigs will be assuming the roles of the protagonists, which doesn’t fit, thematically speaking, with any of the other apps. I’m not making any more predictions here, as I seem to always miss rhe mark, as it applies to Rovio.
I too await developments with interested anticipation.
It could be like the king pig levels currently available on I-pad. I mean the gameplay could be the same or Rovio could just extract it from ABO and make it a whole new game .
I guess the name of the game will be Bad Piggies
Similar to “Angry” Birds. The Facebook & Twitter accounts have the same name/domain. (www.facebook.com/BadPiggies & http://www.twitter.com/badpiggies)
I actually think Bad Piggies is a great name for a new pig game. Rovio would not go through the trouble of making a marketing push like this one for no serious installment in the franchise. I know Facebook and Twitter don’t cost money but they are posting/retweeting from both Angry Birds & Bad Piggies drawing a lot of attention to their new accounts. Definitely planning something big.
I’m predicting a new game release in the next few months (1 of the 5 in 2012) that lets us take control of the pigs in a level developer of sorts, which was made possible from the Amazing Alex development they purchased. Making this game the real reason for their push for a pretty much unknown game in Casey’s Contraptions.
It makes perfect sense for Bad Piggies to be the App that would add the level creator. The object could be to build structures that are bird resistant. The programming from Casey’s Contraptions probably helped figuring out the coding for a level developer, while also expanding on their business variety with a game outside of Angry Birds. Thinking back the earlier image in “Is a Level Creator Coming Soon to Angry Birds?” was probably the first tease of Bad Piggies. It would definitely makes sense if that is the case.
However, all of this is speculation, but it keeps it interesting trying to figure out the motives and events leading up to the new app (hopefully).
Is there a link to “Is a Level Creator Coming Soon to Angry Birds?”
@mvnla It is on this website. If you go to the home screen and go to the second page it is titled that and has a pigture of a pig with three different thoughts about building a wooden structure.
@oldmanbird Thanks. I figured it was somewhere on this site; just couldn’t remember where. Guess I should make a habit of visiting home page (rarely go there).
Slim, did you track when Rovio first started telling us about ABS and its introduction? I wonder if there will be a similar time frame for Bad Piggies.
17 Feb until 22 Mar
If that time frame holds, that would imply a potential release date around the 1st of October, give or take a few days.
Hmmmm…idk what it is but I hope it is something awesome! They need more new games…..possibly a game called Angry Birds Creations where you get to create your own levels and download them like Amazing Alex, or another game similar to Angry Birds Seasons except it is movie like star wars…or the Avengers. Maybe a new physics game like the Space version. That was awesome. I didn’t really like Rio so much, but it is great to see a new game anyway!
While I would love an angry birds that is based on movies wouldn’t it be kind of hard with all the rights they would have to get and redtape?
Wasn’t Angry Birds Rio enough? (based on the TCF production, obviously)
Star Wars would be great. It was such huge series and my very first touch with SF. Unfortunatelly realisation of the idea is impossible and it is only in dreams of fans.
@cosmo2503, Star Wars would be cool, but Star Trek would make me very happy :). When I saw “Keep calm”, I thought of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’s catchphrase- “Don’t Panic”.
Possible teaser image:
Hmm, seems like the piggies have all those nails and blocks of wood with them for some construction.
Now I’m pretty sure this new game is a game that we must protect the piggies, or build up our levels to play.
Unlikely but possibly- a temple run-like game with tools to use during the run and the run ends
That explain why Angry Birds doesn’t have a level creator because level creator are belongs to the bad piggies ;-)
Nails, wood, paint and the three different structures in “Is a Level Creator Coming Soon to Angry Birds?” has to be about building something. I think the people that are saying “building levels to protect the piggies” definitely are close to concept of the new game (app).
I think so
yeah right it makes perfect sense!
Sounds like its likely…
I just think it would be boring, repetitive, and to much like Amazing Alex.
It might be fun at first, but I would hope that Rovio would be a little more creative than repeating a feature from another one of their games. However, they did buy Casey’s Contraptions and modify it instead of making a new app similar to it…
Keep calm and steel eggs!
New piggies pigture!
Fan art, but brilliant fan art!
I can’t quite reach a full conclusion. Half of me thinks this may be a level builder, while the other half thinks this may just be for fun.
Def not just for fun.
2 possible ideas:
1. Build levels from a selection of blocks to protect the pigs.
2. An update to all ABO apps and games which includes a level editor and make your own levels and share (like Amazing Alex, I think)
I HOPE its just for fun, but it doesnt look that way…
new interesting video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNX-dEsf-sk&feature=player_embedded
OMG, it’s like a nightmare.
I hope this video is hinting towards the concept of the new app rather than the level creator idea
The pigs has website too.
@Pigflinger1234 I was typing this,until you post first,I’m 5 seconds late and you’re in,LOL xP
The caption says that “something PIG is coming”.
Maybe it is a new game, or an update for ABO
@josm No,It’s a new game,check their google+ account of Bad Piggies,there,it’s written,”Bad Piggies is a new game from rovio” :D
Yeah I know that . . .
I was feeling that Bad Piggies will launch their own games someday : D
NOOO! NOT A NEW APP! Rovio lets them all require an iOS 4.0-update, which I can’t do! Now I will have to hope this game will be for PC soon as well, so I can buy it that way. Just like ABSpace.
Is there anything on this website other than the video?
@mvnla2 Nope,just video… :D
Something on PC is coming…
We know but the question is what…
Yes, the question is what, and When is ”coming soon”
You are right. We need to ask the pigs something about their plan.
Where were you on August the 20th.
“i was Eating an omelet” he said.
Definitely looks to me as a new upcoming Rovio game. Can’t wait for it to come out!
I do have a feeling that it will have a level editor or something of that sort, because Rovio has been releasing teasers relating to this for quite some time…
Also, many of the Rovio fans have already posted out links in the comments which are hinting at teaser related stuff, and I, too, found this one on Angry Birds’ Google Plus page http://bit.ly/O5NmID
I seriously do think their new app would be called ‘Bad Piggies’ (that is, if it IS going to be an app), because if you open any of the Angry Birds games, the first splash screen showing the Rovio logo says at the bottom “Angry Birds, Rovio, Mighty Eagle, Bad Piggies and the Angry Bird figure are trademarks of Rovio Entertainment Ltd. All rights reserved.” So naming it ‘Bad Piggies’ totally makes sense.
Yes, but that copyright is simply the naming of the pigs as “Bad Piggies”.
IMO the name of the app will be Bad Piggies 100%. There already have it TM like you mentioned. The have the domains locked down too
This is the exact same approach they have made with AngryBirds with the uniform domain, Facebook, Twitter
I agree with @lostgreybird. They already have the copyright on the name, they bought the BP.com domain about a year ago and the site is now live with a link to the new “Something PIG is coming” video.
I think that too. Bad piggies will be a new game.
Something PIG is coming!!
Video already added above ;)
Not sure what to make of video??? Pigs don’t kill the bird, unless he smothers under them???
i think the new game will be called “something PIG”
read the description of the vid..
I think it’s just a pun on “Something BIG is coming”
hmm i tihnk it might be.
indeed, but slim, when do you think when this game is coming, and wat it includes
I could very easily speculate, but I have nothing more to go on than you do. I don’t have any “insider” information at this time.
If I had to just take a guess, my 2 cents would be:
• this is a separate, standalone app for iOS, Android, PC and Mac (to start, perhaps more platforms later);
• this will legitimately tie into the Angry Birds franchise;
• this will emulate either the “King Pig”-style of level or a “Defense”-style of level;
• if this is a “Defense”-style game, a level builder may be included on iOS via GameCenter — just like with Amazing Alex.
Again, only speculation.
very interesting, i hope it included a level builder, hope that it is coming soon
Including a level builder, but not totally being one
IT’S RAINING PIGS!
Alleluia is raining pigs!
Don’t you think the teaser video is too much funny?
I even made a spoof of it in Adobe Flash where a Thwomp is in place of the pig and the bird gets squished.
Can you put the link?
I’m not going to publish it. It’s a little draft which needs some improvement. When I’m totally done I’ll go for it.
Hi . Everyone : well, well…!!! The movie it is already on.!!! To me ” Angry Birds ” . It is more than a game; know for pay they are 4. So !!! ” Something pig is Comming ” Either or on new game or just a regular update on any of the games will be a Big Hit.!!! Because we have the main actors ” Birds ” an Co-actors “Pigs “; and Supporting actors like ” Migthy Eagle “.!!! Ho I forgot the new one Pink female Bird she is the second one Actrees .!!! Whi is a Movie for me. Because I spent long hours seeing and playing ” Angry Birds ” . Even like you guys I wonder a lot over the ” Something pig is comming ” . First they do not say ” soon ” . When ROVIO launched ” Space ” it was on on month and 4 days after the annunsment . Know a ” level creator ” could be!!! Personally I do not like it . If the next one it is going to be a new game and the Pigs will be the main actors I love it .!!! Because will be a big hit. Know last wonder . On platforms to play. There are iOS , Android, PC’s and Mac’s but know there is something New on apple store ” OSX ” which one know has Game Center. Then : ” Fall ” begins on September 22 maybe on those days or sunner.
What’s the official page? facebook.com/BadPiggies or facebook.com/OfficialBadPiggies ???
This is probably the biggest teasing since Angry Birds Space!!
Lemme guess…Birds are replaced by Pigs..right???
Probably not, as that is part of King Pig mode on iPad
When I hear about the Bad Piggies game, I was reminded about the Level Editor that was reported before and a game somewhat related to this. The game is called Cover Orange where the object is to use the tools and objects provided in order for the acid rain pellets won’t touch the oranges. It is touted as like playing AB, but in reverse. So I’m thinking this “Bad Piggies” game will be somewhat similar in that you help them build better structures to defeat the birds.
But you’ll never know with Rovio. I’m just saying what I’m thinking.
They changed their cover photo on facebook (Actually it’s the same picture with the “We Haz Facebook” board,but now with pigs going up and down on the stairs,hanging on the ropes and many more,based on that picture,it seems like their project is almost finished) :D
I hope these pictures resemble the pigs building the app instead of hinting toward the concept of the new app…
looks like thres a hint,’birds can fly,pigs cannot,so,they fall’what does this mean?
Hmmm…wel, how did the pigs get in the air to begin with? Did the build a “cannon” like on ABSp Pig Bang 30? Or did they steal the slingshot? Or something else? Well just have to wait…
The Angry Birds can’t fly either.