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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Angry Birds Not the Only Ones Angry

Portrait of a physics engine creator?
I wasn't there, but TechCrunch reports an awkward moment at a GDC talk yesterday. While Rovio's CEO Peter Vesterbacka was giving a talk about Angry Birds, a guy stood up during the Q&A session and asked for credit in the game for his physics engine. Seems that Erin Catto did indeed create the engine Rovio used, and while by his own terms they didn't need to credit him (foolish terms, if you ask me), he is miffed they didn't.

Sounds like Rovio will be talking to him about this... they should at least give him some credit, if not a little financial appreciation given the level of success Angry Birds has achieved.

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