As core gamers we’re kind of preprogramed to be all prickly when it comes to so-called “casual” games, but like it or not, Angry Birds has done what few games are able to do: transcend gaming itself to become a cultural phenomenon. Developer Rovio announced that they would be releasing a spin-off to the wildly popular series, but that it would star the pigs from Angry Birds.

Traditionally the antagonists in Rovio’s series, the pigs are on a mission to get from one side of a level to the other, and it’s up to you to help them. Bad Piggies sees you assembling various porcine transportation devices from odds and ends at your disposal. It’s kind of like Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts.

The game is out next week for iOS, Android, PC and Mac. There’s a Windows Phone version on the way as well. Hit the jump to check out some gameplay footage. It’s ok to admit that it looks kind of cool – we won’t tell anyone else.

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