Amazing Alex to sit alongside Angry Birds in Rovio's portfolio

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Amazing Alex to sit alongside Angry Birds in Rovio's portfolio
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Angry Birds developer Rovio has announced that its new game will be called Amazing Alex, and it's set to debut sometime in July.

The Finnish studio's CEO Mikael Hed revealed these tantalising details about the upcoming puzzle game in an interview with Yle's breakfast television show.

Hed also revealed his awareness of audience expectation, especially when trying to follow up a series as globally successful as the billion-downloaded Angry Birds franchise.

"The quality pressure is high. We want to maintain the high standard Angry Birds fans have come to enjoy," Hed said.

Where does he get those wonderful toys?

Amazing Alex is based on the Casey's Contraption IP, which Rovio recently acquired.

The game will focus on the titular lad, and will feature building-based physics-puzzler gameplay, as well as educational elements.

Rovio also talked to Gamasutra yesterday regarding its reinterpretation of the Casey's Contraptions formula.

"We are currently reworking the title to enhance it, and getting ready to re-introduce it in a true 'expect the unexpected' Rovio style launch to an even larger audience," Ville Heijari, Rovio's VP of franchise development, said.

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