Real Life Angry Birds
October 10th, 2011
Indian artist Mohamed Raoof decided to bring his own spin onto the Angry Birds phenomenon. Instead of cases, toys or video games, he came up with how these angry birds would look like in real life. One thing’s for sure, they look just as pissed off IRL as in the game.
I can imagine seeing these birds flying around in my backyard, only I’d keep my dog away from them, as it looks like they have a mean temperament and might try to fling themselves at us.
Thankfully/Sadly, these Angry Birds won’t starting trying to destroy homes filled with equally real looking green piggies anytime soon.
Artist discovers the 'REAL' Angry Birds - computer whizz brings app birds to lifeThe Angry Birds have been tracked down in real life - if you believe these wacky images.
The characters from popular phone game were created by a fan of the app who wondered what the avian stars would look like in the wild.
Mohamed Raoof, from Kerala, India explains: 'I got the idea when I Googled the Angry Bird images and got confused what type or species they are as I thought of them as real things.
Flight of fancy: The Angry Birds main character as imagined by artist Mohamed Raoof from Kerala
Wild game birds: What the Angry Birds look like during game play on a mobile phone
'I decided to create something quickly on my old PC. The first image only took about one hour or less, and I did it to just pass the time.
'But the response that my friends gave me made me do the rest, and these other images took on average two hours each.
'I tried to reflect the right look and colours of the birds, from the simple starting red bird to the green boomerang toucan. I think I have captured their characters.'
It was recently announced that Angry Birds has become the first game to achieve 500 million downloads, a figure reached less than two years after release.
Gullible: Would you believe this artist's impression is what a real Angry Bird looks like in the wild?
Pecking order: The family of Angry Birds from the app that has been downloaded more than 500million times
The game has been downloaded 50 million times in China alone, and Finnish creators Rovio have so far shipped 10 million Angry Birds toys worldwide.
'This is a fantastic landmark achievement for us, and we're extremely delighted to see such an incredible amount of people enjoying our games,' said Mikael Hed, CEO of Rovio.
In the game, players use a slingshot to launch birds at pigs stationed on or within various structures, with the intent of destroying all the pigs on the playfield.
As players advance through the game, new birds appear, some with special abilities that can be activated by the player.
For more information visit http://www.rexfeatures.com/stacklink/VWZANOJGD
Real or fake: How a Keralan artist imagines the real yellow Angry Bird to look in real life
You blue it: The commuter-game characters from the Angry Birds app have been made 'real' by a digital artist
Fact or fiction: An artist has tried to imagine the actual species of each Angry Bird from the popular app
Tucan play at that game: This is how an artist imagines the green Angry Bird to look in real life
A sneaky beak: If the Angry Birds were real, this is how the eagle would look according to an artist from India
Final fantasy: An Angry Bird made 'real' by a digital artist who wondered what species the popular game characters were
Admit it, we’ve all wondered what kind of birds the angry birds actually are. Finally, someone has caught pictures of the animals in their wild habitats where it is a lot easier to tell their actual species.