Until recently, I didn't really "get" the Ipod - was it a phone, the newest game playing device, a mini computer? What exactly was its purpose?
That is until my daughter introduced me to Angry Birds. Suddenly I had to have an IPod in order to play the game. I justified the expense of the device by saying that we could use it to check our email and keep up with my Etsy shop while on vacation. In actuality, with a screen is no larger than a cell phone, so reading email or accessing a web page is difficult.
Mind you, I've never been into computer games before. In fact, just recently I nodded politely while a co-worker gushed how much fun the game was. Some people spend hours and hours playing it, and some even have husbands who have given them Angry Bird character T-shirts for Mothers Day (I actually know someone like that).
In case you aren't familiar with the game, here are a few of the characters as featured in some Etsy shops.
Red Angry Birds Keychain by AMWestchester
|Angry Birds Ear Flap Hat by Izzyluv|
|Edible Birds and Pigs Cake Toppers by SugarDoughDesigns|
|Amigurumi Pig by Rainbowbubbles|
According to Wikipedia the game was developed in 2009 by a senior game designer for Rovio featuring some angry-looking birds with no visible legs or wings. As the concept was developed, the staff realized the birds needed an enemy. At the time, the "swine flu" epidemic was in the news, so the staff made the birds' enemies pigs.
|The concept of the game is simple enough for a 3 year old to play|
Have you tried it? If so, how do you get those treasure chests into your stash?