Kids’ Commute Video Game Week: These birds are angry

Mar 2, 2015

Get your game ears on, during Video Game Week on Kids' Commute!

On Kids’ Commute this week, we’re exploring the world of video game music! 

We might not always notice it, but music plays an really important role in making video games so enjoyable. Video Game music, like movie soundtracks, really helps you get in the moment and feel what’s happening on screen. Are you ready to go gaming with Kate Botello? Just click the “play” button below to begin your journey!


Today, we’re highlighting the music for highly popular game Angry Birds. It’s so popular in fact, that it’s been downloaded over 2 BILLION times!

Some of you might be wondering why the game is named Angry Birds. Well, a mean gang of pigs have stolen a bunch of bird’s eggs.  This, of course, makes the birds angry! The object of the game then, is to get those eggs back. You do this by slingshotting the birds at the pig’s fortresses, knocking them down and taking back the eggs.

The music for Angry Birds was composed by Ari Pulkkinen. Can you imagine the birds flying through the air, trying to get their eggs back from the pigs?

Music piece for today:
Angry Birds Theme by Angèle Dubeau and La Pietà

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Here’s what Angry Birds looks like when you play it!