You like the pigs in Angry Birds? Do you feel bad for the pigs? Well, good news: the pigs are the stars in the next game from Rovio, the creators of Angry Birds. The game is called Bad Piggies and, Rovio hypes, there's "not a slingshot in sight".
So what kind of game is it?
With no screenshots out, we'll have to rely on a description from Fast Company which makes the game sound like some sort of combination building-and-driving game:
The swine are stranded on a desert island and have to build vehicles and contraptions to make their way to the delicious eggs that they can't seem to get enough of. Though there is a three-star mechanic at work, there are no birds in sight, and the pigs are bouncy, jovial, and downright likable-a far cry from the snorting, antagonizing characters from the Angry Birds installments.
There's not much intense thinking required: An intuitive interface guides the player in assembling the vehicle, and if it crashes before collecting all three stars, the player is taken right back to the start screen.
The game will be out on September 27 for iOS, Android and Mac. There will be Windows 8, Windows Phone and other PC versions "shortly" afterwards, according to Rovio.