New Holiday Episode Added to Angry Birds on Chrome; Androidify with New Winter Gear; Games, Chrome Apps Come to Native Client

Google Chrome and Angry Birds team together added some new episode with 42 exciting levels of Angry Birds. And if you are handy with the slingshot, you'll also be "able to find a few new hidden Chrome dimension levels," reveale Google.In addition, you can check out the first of an additional set of 25 holiday-themed […]

Angry Birds on chrome: New Holiday EpisodeGoogle Chrome and Angry Birds team together added some new episode with 42 exciting levels of Angry Birds. And if you are handy with the slingshot, you'll also be "able to find a few new hidden Chrome dimension levels," reveale Google.

In addition, you can check out the first of an additional set of 25 holiday-themed Angry Birds levels. A different level will be unlocked every day until December 25th. There are also three Chrome-exclusive holiday levels that you can unlock with a secret password.

"The password will be hidden inside a few apps that can be installed from the Chrome Web Store: Astrid, Earbits, Elfster, Good Food, Google Books and Hipmunk," Chrome team said.

And, if you get stuck on a tough level; you can now summon the Mighty Eagle to the rescue from within Angry Birds. Just click the Eagle icon at the top and turn all pigs into bacon.

In you are not using Chrome, you can still play the game by just installing Chrome with Angry Birds.

Update 12/15: To get the bonus levels in Angry Birds Seasons, you'll need to head over to the Google Books app to find your first clue. Open your Chrome web browser, download the Google Books app for Chrome. Once you've installed the Books app, open it up to find out how to unlock the bonus levels in Angry Birds Seasons, revealed Google Books.

Angry Birds & the Mighty Eagle

Google Native ClientAt an event at Google HQ, the Chromium team showcased the progress made towards Native Client including work from some of the early adopters such as, Square Enix, Unity Technologies, and Bungie.

Per Chromium team blog post:

  • One code base for all OSs
    Since its release, Native Clicnet received additional APIs and capabilities, include hardware-accelerated 3D graphics via OpenGL ES 2.0, a mouse lock API, a full-screen API, and much more. With that, Native Client now support Bastion, an award-winning role-playing game from Supergiant Games. Previously limited to Microsoft Windows and Xbox systems, the Native Client port of Bastion allows Supergiant to reach users on all popular desktop operating systems, with the safety and simplicity of the web.
  • Easy porting of previous work
    If you have existing code bases in C, C++, or C#, Native Client now allows you to port your existing apps to the web while maintaining just one code base, the team revealed.
  • More choices of programming languages
    At the event, we "showcased upcoming applications from Heartwood, Silvertree, Exit Strategy, and Dedalord, who used those tools to bring their apps to the web with very little effort. We'll continue to work with the community to get even more languages and middleware systems ported to Native Client," the team revealed.

The team said "We've enabled distribution of Native Client-based apps via the Chrome Web Store."

The Chrome Web Store gives developers a simple, effective strategy to reach over 200 million active users of Google Chrome.

For collection of tutorials, examples, videos, reference documentation, and much more, visit the new new documentation site at gonacl.com.

androidify app

Also, Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year and Android as yourself, your family, your friends, anyone! by customizing the little green with a bunch of new winter gear. Dress up your Android with candy canes, mittens, skis, antlers, sweaters, stretch it , shrink it, add a hoody, style its hair, throw on some shades, or even give it a parrot and a pirate hat and more! (Did someone say 2012 party glasses?)

Once you've personalized your Android, share it with your friends, set it as a photo in your contact book, or use it in some inventive way we haven't thought of yet.

Developed together by Google Creative Lab and Larva Labs, Androidify is a free Android app. Head over to Android Market to get the free latest Androidify app.