Angry Birds catapults into HTML5 and Google Chrome

By Jessica Citizen, Thursday, 12 May 2011 05:30 GMT

It really was just a matter of time, but Angry Birds has now made it online, and is completely playable – in HTML 5 – on Google’s Chrome browser.

Angry Birds in Beta on Chrome

The game was revealed at this week’s Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco, where Rovio head honcho Peter Vesterbacka was more than happy to show off the new technology.

Previously, Vesterbacka explained that the company “didn’t want to compromise on performance” – but now, the technology is all there.

Angry Birds is a web-based app that lives happily in the Google Chrome Web Store – right now, the ‘beta’ version is free and just waiting for you to drop by. There are special Chrome-only levels, and even Chrome-specific elements including Chrome flowers, clouds and rocks.

Rovio plan on using in-app payments to sell its premium levels, with Google allowing developers to keep a chunky 95% of the sale price of their apps.

Thanks for the info, CNET!

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