by Mark Barley
Angry Birds Hits Google Chrome
As if the world needed more Angry Birds, right on cue Google announced that the game would now be playable on their Google Chrome browser.
Peter Vesterbacka, Rovio head man, showed off the game at Google's I/O developer conference in San Francisco earlier this week. Originally Vesterbacka stated that the developer didn't want to compromise the game's technology but added that it's time to take it the browser route and that the technology is there to do so.
Angry Birds is available in the Google Chrome Web Store, the "beta" version of the game is free. The "Chrome" version will have unique levels to it including Chrome-specific landscapes.
Rovio will use an in-app payment service for their premium levels with Google allowing the developer to keep a generous 95% of the profit.