It’s horrifying and inspiring at the same time to read that Angry Birds is topping charts even on the Playstation Network.Â It’s horrifying because, of all the games out there on the PSN, a game first made for mobile devices that features birds being flung at objects beats out games like Battlefield 1943 (not that BF3 was all that amazing).Â Seeing tetris in number two compounds the entire “what the…” feeling.
I don’t want to live toÂ see the day mobile games and facebook ‘villes take over the world.Â If you look at all the Angry Birds crap out there, though, it’s obviously on the way. Isn’t there even a movie to round out all these toys and dozen or so game releases? (PS. Was the movie good?)
While I’m horrified, I’d be lying if I didn’t say this inspires me at the same time. Graev and I are still wanting to get our mobile game out before Christmas. While we know it won’t go viral like Angry Birds, it’s sure (bias) a lot better than 90% of the crap out there. I’d settle for 0.0001% of Angry Birds success. It’s neat to think that someone can make a mobile game and in a few years have movies and toys. That would be living a dream.
Maybe Mark Jacobs or one of the other influential developers out there turning to mobile development will turn the tides and reverse my opinion about mobile games. Maybe I’ll even reverse my own opinion.Â I want my cake and I want to eat yours too.Â I’m all over the place on this subject, I know.