This afternoon Brad and I sat down with Rovio's upcoming Bad Piggies. It's due out tomorrow, and the way Rovio handles releases typically involves pulling the switch worldwide around midnight Pacific. We'll have to wait and see if this is the case with Bad Piggies. Anyway, the name of the game in Bad Piggies is building various contraptions to gather back the pieces of your grand plan to steal eggs from the Angry Birds.

We start things out with the first level, which shows the very basic gist of the game then immediately jump in to some more challenging levels later in the game before utterly failing at the star-gathering sandbox mode. So far, I like it a lot. It takes the Angry Birds franchise in a direction I'm not sure anyone was expecting with a really clever spin on the "contraption building" genre. Take a look:

As soon as we spot some actual live iTunes links for Bad Piggies, we'll post 'em!

  • Lordthree

    Can't wait! Looks great

  • http://www.facebook.com/JosueF Josue Feliciano

    I just want the needless bird on pig violence to stop.

  • Nate

    The acquisition and re-release of Casey's Contraptions makes a lot more sense after the release of this game . . . 

    Looks well worth a purchase, I'll be checking it out.

  • Thawkk

    Good to see Rovio releasing something actually new instead of more of the same, be it Angry Birds or Casey's Contraptions. Definitely will pick this up.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-Trahar/597011552 Richard Trahar

    Anyone now if this will be a universal app? Doubt it as Rovio loves to charge twice :(

    Can't wait to play it, looks fun :)

    • dancj

      If its not universal I won't be getting it.

      • Anonymous

        I'm sure they'll go bankrupt without your OH SO IMPORTANT 0.99c.

        Pathetic entitled cheapskate.

      • dancj

        I'm not any of those things, but I already have hundreds of games on my iPhone and iPad. So I don't feel any need to pay for ones that don't fit my requirements.

        For a game like this a universal app with iCloud syncing are what it takes.

      • dancj

        Also I wasn't complaining. I was just pointing out that they're potentially throwing away a huge amount if money by refusing to provide what people want. 69p times thousands or millions of users adds up to a lot of money.

      • MidianGTX

         It sure does, and that's what they'll be getting.

    • http://www.facebook.com/anandkumar.kumar.3701 Anand Kumar Kumar

      go to play store its absolutely fee dude

  • Deixa

    Can see this being app of the week over FIFA 13

  • asolja

    Hey Sup Dewd and red neck Eli gotta go,they ruin even the worst trailer.This trailer seems pretty good but the voices talking over it were horrendous I just had to stop watching .

    • MarkyMarc

      You're in the minority.. TouchArcade, keep the commentary going as is. I always look forward to the 'TA Plays' videos over the standard reviews. Thanks, Marc

    • 1Fcm

      It isn't meant to be a trailer... It's a gameplay video. Thats why it's called "TA Plays".

  • IMNS

    The main game didn't really interest me that much but after seeing the sandbox mode, I can't wait to play it!

  • nestor

    Is it 3 am (EST) yet?!?

    • drloony

      I forgot about the time zones, I'm can't stay up all night, gonna have to wait till tomorow!!! Wwhhhaaaa :(

  • mcorleonep

    Very intriguing concept.  I'll definitely download this after work tomorrow.

  • P00K

    I'm going to assume from the "HD" on the title screen that this isn't a universal app... You'd think they could afford not to double dip.

    • Anonymous

      Should just charge more and make it universal

  • http://www.facebook.com/johnnewton29 John Newton

    I predict an end to the tidal wave of temple run clones and an influx of contraption building games.

  • Вася Робов

    Rovio Clone Game ...Original idea no rovio ....