Rovio had a record 6.5 million downloads for Angry Birds on Christmas Day 2011. No, that’s not excatly mind-blowing when compared to the hundreds of millions of times the avian avenger sim has been downloaded, but as AllThingsD points out those sales are nearly equivalent to the number of smartphone activations estimated to have happened over Christmas.
The 6.5 million total is a combination of Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons and Angry Birds Rio, which are available as paid or free downloads depending on platform. The download numbers have also tripled since last year, when Rovio revealed the franchise saw two million downloads.
Rovio may go public in 2012 with its sky-high valuation, even if analysts are standing by the side shaking their heads.
Doodle Jump, the original “insanely addictive” iPhone game, has just received an update.
In addition to the game’s nine worlds of endless, tilt-based gameplay, version 2.8 includes (from the app description):
This winter we have an AWESOME NEW ICE BLIZZARD world for you in this FREE update.
Stay away from the CHILL-BREATH caves that will FREEZE you in an instant. Don’t mess with the mean-penguin monsters, and whatever you do, DO NOT run into those sharp-as-knife ICICLE PLATFORMS. As if that wasn’t enough, true to its name, there’s an ICE BLIZZARD chilling your bones and making it hard to see as you continue Doodle’s quest to continue jumping up, up, up…..
This update makes a total of 10 different worlds you can doodle jump your way through.
For the second birthday of IOS game and pop-culture phenomenon provides Rovio version 2.0 of Angry Birds with new menus, new graphics and 15 new levels of the topic “birdday Party”, which was specifically for an orange, annoying bird created, which can inflate after its launch.
Was playable Angry Birds birthday cake and bras with the iconic birds and pigs reported already this year. The title continues to be successful and future-proof enough to refuse to let its inventor himself takeover bids in the billions.
The popular iOS game that will be certain holidays always brought up to date, celebrates its own second anniversary with gifts for his clients and players. Version 2.0 is since 11 December for iPhone, iPod touch and the iPad on the App Store. Download: AngryBirds by Rovio on the App Store
Publisher’s Description Autodesk SketchBook® Express for Mac is a fun and intuitive drawing application. Use professional-grade tools and brushes to create and save flattened images and drawings to your Mac.
Some Features: – Streamlined UI
– Gesture-based marking menus for ultra-fast access to tools and commands with a flick of the wrist
– High Quality Preset Brushes
– Basic layers
– Import your own Images
– Quick cropping tool
TrackRunner is an exercise logbook for Mac, designed to help runners and cyclists to organize and analyze their training data better.
Coupled with a GPS receiver and using LoadMyTracks from ClueTrust to connect to your GPS device, you’ll be able to log your workouts and keep track of distance, time, elevation, heart-rate etc. Activities can be organized into categories, and by location.
TrackRunner can display your tracks on satellite images or custom made maps, it lets you analyze your training data in details in various graphs and it enables you to edit your data to correct bad readings.
With Lego Digital Designer, you can recreate on your Mac Lego models and create new models. The software comes with some popular models, the step can be rebuilt step. For their own creations, the whole of Lego stones range are available. The Lego Digital Designer is free.
Lego Digital Designer requires at least Mac OS X 10.3.9