Angry Birds has Spaced out

When I got my Nook Color, I got hooked on Angry Birds.

Angry Birds Space

Angry Birds led to Rio and then Seasons. I enjoyed Rio but never really got hooked on Seasons. Rio had an upgrade the other day that seems to have only added video advertisements making it a less enjoyable experience.

When I heard about Space, I was psyched, but that enjoyment lasted only a couple of days, since the 60 levels available on the Android free version were neither challenging nor were they enough. Cyan’s Bug Chucker is a better Space based game.

Whatever happens to companies when they get successful and begin to wreck the formula that got them to the top is a strange phenomenon. It’s happened before and will happen again, success and money have a way of making people feel safer, less hungry.

Rovio should read or re-read Steve Jobs’ commencement speech at Stanford, especially the famous last line: Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

Here am I floating round my tin can
Far above the Moon
Planet Earth is blue
And there’s nothing I can do