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'Angry Birds' creators announce new game

May 15, 2012 at 5:50 PM

HELSINKI, Finland, May 15 (UPI) -- The Finnish company behind the tremendously popular mobile game "Angry Birds" has announced a new game -- dubbed "Amazing Alex" -- in a similar vein.

Rovio Entertainment says the physics-based game along the lines of "Angry Birds" features Rube Goldberg-type contraptions made from items like balloons, soccer balls, scissors and buckets.

The latest game "has an educational element and centers on the main character Alex, a curious young boy who loves to build things," Rovio Chief Executive Officer Mikael Hed said.

"Amazing Alex" is a rebranding of "Casey's Contraptions," which Rovio bought from independent game developers Noel Llopis and Miguel A. Friginal this month, Mashable reported Monday.

Rovio announced the 1 billionth download of "Angry Birds" last week, and said it is working on a movie, TV show and theme park based on the game.

"Amazing Alex" is expected to be released within the next two months.

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