Under the Space Act Agreement signed by NASA and Angry Birds developer Rovio Entertainment, the company recently rolled out Angry Birds Space. This iteration of the massively-popular game has received an update on Thursday, August 23, taking the famous birds and their targets to the Red Planet.
A cast of NASA rovers and landers are included in the update, officials from the American space agency say. They add that the new version of the game improves on Angry Birds Space, which was revolutionary because it introduced the concept of microgravity to millions of player worldwide.
“Rovio is teaching huge new audiences about NASA's missions to Mars thanks to this collaboration. It's a great way to introduce both kids and adults to the wonders of the planet in a fun and entertaining way,” says the NASA
Headquarters Associate Administrator for Communications, David Weaver.
In the new update, Rovio included links to a large number of mission and information pages, related to NASA's past and present assets on the surface of Mars.