Microsoft makes Angry Birds even grumpier

Angry Birds

He does look rather peeved, doesn't he?

Now, we know that Rovio‘s smash-hit iPhone game is called Angry Birds, but the developer themselves were left in a most cranky state following a recent Windows Phone 7 promotion.

It seems the people in charge of Microsoft‘s advertising got a little bit ahead of themselves when they used an icon representing the game in a promotional website for their new platform.

Rovio were not amused, taking to Twitter with their grievances:

“We have NOT committed to doing a Windows Phone 7 version.

“Microsoft put the Angry Birds icon on their site without our permission.”

The plot thickens, however, in a later Tweet:

“[It has] nothing to do with if we do or don’t [release the game on Windows Phone 7], it’s just that we decide that ourselves.”

Eventually, after more than a hundred retweets of the original message, Microsoft spoke up, admitting that the artistic inclusion was an error:

“It appears information was mistakenly posted to Microsoft’s website, and has been removed.”

It’s not really surprising that someone might hope Angry Birds makes the flutter to the new mobile gaming platform – the game’s already chalked up more than 6.5 million downloads and would be quite the gleaming asset for anyone’s file library.


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