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Ever since a hardware manufacturer went to a music festival to announce a video game about birds flying into space, the internet has been waiting for Angry Birds Space to launch. Well, the countdown is finally over, and Angry Birds Space is now stationed at Amazon's Appstore.

As per usual, the game is free if you like ads, or $0.99 on the Appstore for an ad-free experience. Amazon also has an HD version of the ad-free game for the Kindle Fire available on the Appstore.

Update: As usual, it looks like the Play Store only has the free version.

Update #2: The Premium version went live in the Play Store as well, though hours later.

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Ok, so maybe you're not quite as excited about Angry Birds Space as an awe-inspiring shuttle launch analogy might seem to imply. In fact, maybe you're sick of hearing about these birds and think they need to just take some anger management classes and learn to deal. That being said, at least this time the hook doesn't seem that bad. Angry Birds was a physics game, after all, and if you want to make a physics game more interesting, you take it to space. Hopefully playing with birds in space will be as much fun as real space is.

We'll be updating in a bit once we've had a hands-on with the game, but in the meantime, if you're still up at this hour and dying to get your hands on the latest and greatest from Rovio...seriously, go to bed. Or if you're in a non-US timezone where the sun is out, go do something productive. And if that admonition from an internet writer person hasn't moved you to change your ways, head to the Amazon Appstore for the free, paid, and Kindle Fire versions, or grab it from the Play Store at the widget below.

Update:

After a few levels, it's pretty clear this is a whole new approach to the game. Unlike the Angry Birds Rio revamp, this isn't just a skin pack. Birds now loop around planets and gravity plays a large part in how you solve the vengeful puzzles. The new physics aren't entirely intuitive, but they're unintuitive in exactly the way you'd expect. Few people ever experience zero G, so it's fun to experiment.

The jury's still out on whether or not this is enough to make you enjoy Angry Birds again, but hey, this is probably as close as we'll get to a completely new game from Rovio any time soon, and it's actually pretty cool. Give it a shot!

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Eric Ravenscraft
Eric is a snarky technophile with a taste for the unusual. When he's not obsessing about Android, you can usually find him obsessing about movies, psychology, or the perfect energy drink. Eric weaves his own special blend of snark, satire, and comedy into all his articles.

  • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

    We're still waiting for the Play Store links for Angry Birds Space, guys. We'll put them up as soon as we have them.

  • http://150waystowin.tumblr.com/ krzaq

    I'm just wondering if it will be Amazon Appstore exclusive for a while or will it appear on Google Play today as well.

  • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii
  • Josh C

    I'm already on cold cuts level 15 (I know I have an addiction) but the app has randomly frozen and requires restarting about 6 times now on my transformer. Anyone else having this issue?

  • justin

    Any idea how to unlock the Note specific content?

    • Simsimi

      I think it is "Samsung" exclusive content and not just limited to the SGNote

  • Tim

    What's all this deal about 'enjoying again'? IT has become cool to hate Angry Birds, but people keep installing and keep playing don't they? Rovio keep pushing out updates that are largely better than previous levels, don't they? The damn game is free, innit? What's to hate? Plus, I have observed that most people don't bother trying for 3 stars. Try it - it's a WHOLE DIFFERENT BALL GAME that gives a whole new dimension to the game.

    Seriously guys, get a life. Hating a successful game that is addictive as well, does not amount to anything in real life.

  • Himmat

    To be frank, I never played the Angry Birds classic game. First day I got my Tab 10.1, I downloaded Angry Birds Rio, and it was pretty good - neat graphics, good and addicting gameplay and also not-too-tough levels.

    Later, I downloaded Seasons, but for some reason or another, I never came to like it. The graphics was similar to Rio, but the gameplay was quite a bit harder.

    Now, I just downloaded Space and I am totally blown away. I played ~20 levels in 30 minutes. I don't know why you say it's not intuitive...to me it actually is. I only had to play 2/3 levels more than once to go through to the next level.

    If I gave Rio 8/10, this deserves 8.5/10. The best part is there's more to come yet!!

  • Alex C

    One: I am mildly annoyed that the "HD" version is Fire-restricted. I'd like to think that my Transformer Prime is capable of handling it. But that brings me to my next point.
    Two: Dragging the slingshot back and aiming is choppy on my Prime! The rest of the game is smooth (and the graphics aren't too bad actually, just some minor banding in gradients), but the choppiness just kills my soul. :(

    Anyone else experiencing choppy aiming?

    • Alex C

      Ha. Spoke too soon. It turns out my market was updating a slew of apps in the background. Performance is buttery smooth now!!

      I am really enjoying the new play mechanics, though I am mildly put off by the Rovio ads in the pause screen. I paid for the ad-free version, ya jerks! I don't want to see Angry Birds crap there!

  • Christopher Heuer

    Looks like the paid version just went live on Google Play. I checked this morning and it wasn't there, but now it is: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rovio.angrybirdsspace.premium

  • Alex Luckett

    Play Store has the paid version also. I can find it as "Angry Birds Space Premium" on my device's store, but not the website.

  • GraveUypo

    i never really got into angry birds, i think i played 20 levels at most adding all the angry birds game ever, but ill still give this a shot.
    tbh this seems a lot less plain and probably much more fun.

  • http://www.telefonuygulamalari.net Gotcha

    I played it! It's really fine with nice updates. No gravity, nice shooting! Overall 9/10