OK, so the companies behind these franchises don’t exactly need our help with extra publicity, but how could we not make “Angry Birds Star Wars” our App of the Week? The Luke Skywalker bird has a lightsaber, the Obi Wan bird has a Jedi force field, the Imperial Pigs fire laser turrets and your ultimate mission is to destroy the Pig Star.
“The kids are loving it!” says our Facebook follower John Roscoe Ross, who recommended this game in response to our call for favorite apps this past week. (See more good app recommendations from our Facebook followers in this Facebook comment thread.)
The bonus is that it’s available for pretty much every desktop and mobile platform out there, including Kindle Fire, Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8, in addition to iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac OS X and older versions of Windows.
App of the Week is a regular feature of the GeekWire radio show and podcast, airing at 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. Saturdays; and 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sundays on 97.3 KIRO-FM in Seattle (when not preempted by live sports). The show runs every weekend on GeekWire.com. You can get every episode using this RSS feed, subscribe in iTunes. or search for the show on Stitcher.
Here’s the audio of this week’s segment.