Tetris developer in Angry Birds swipe, predicts downfall

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Henk Rogers, the manager of Tetris, has a few strong words for Angry Birds claiming the game’s appeal will not last much longer.
There are hardcore games, casual games and then there are games such as Tetris and Angry Birds that almost everyone in this world has played at least once in their life. So one can imagine how odd it would have been when the manager of Tetris, Henk Rogers,
had a few damning words for its modern day competitor, Rovio’s Angry Birds.
According to the block game’s developer, the masses will soon tire of Angry Birds and move on to other things, though it would be best if the readers heard the word from the horses colourful mouth. Mr. Rogers said, “Angry Birds is cute and everybody plays
it” – no doubting that fact – “for a while but they get burned out and move on and they will play another game.”
Mr. Rogers was of the opinion that games which revolved around characters tend to fade away as consumers would get bored, “Any time you have a character like an Angry Birds character, the games that have those as their central theme, they become popular
and then they go away.”
Almost as if to prove his point he stated, “Tetris has outlasted so many of those game, we’ve been around for 35 years. Again i like to compare it to a sport, in the beginning it’s an activity, like golf was an activity, then it became a sport.”
He also compared Tetris to how people celebrate birthdays, explain that they keep on happening regardless of what happens in the other 364 days in the calendar year. According to the developer Angry Birds was more of a fad did not see it lasting long enough
or earning the same reputation as Tetris.
However, Angry Birds reached half-a-billion downloads earlier on this year and that has to count for something. All of that however seems irrelevant to the Tetris boss who stated:
“I think once people have played it more than 20 or 25 years you can say it’s here to stay, it’s a sport, it’s no longer a fad.”
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