I found this video in the course of my regular browsing, and it’s such an awesome idea I thought I’d share it.

As a promotion for a version of Angry Birds being released onto the Google Chrome app store this week, developer Rovio set up a giant, playable real-life Angry Birds set in a city in Spain. It sounds cooler in theory, and doesn’t quite pan out as well as my unrealistic expectations had hoped, but still, it’s awesome.Watching stuff fall over and pigs exploding is still really satisfying, despite the dodginess of real-life physics.And to top it off, there’s a live band playing the theme song.

You have to appreciate the effort that’s gone into this. It makes me think – what other games should have real-life playable models built?

Gaming since the days of Lemmings and Wolfenstein, and writing since Scamper the mouse in Grade Three.

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