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Warwick, Ontario

Warwick is a rural township in Lambton County, Canada, with a population of 3,692. Bisected by the Egremont Road, surveyed to link London with the Lake Huron shoreline in 1832, the township began to attract settlers including those helped by charitable organizations, such as Lord Sheffield's Petworth settlers, retired soldiers from the British Army. A village by the same name was surveyed within the township; the larger village of Watford was established to the southeast of Warwick Village when the Great Western Railway was established in the 1850s. Watford became an incorporated village in 1873 while parts of Warwick were removed for municipal purposes when the villages of Forest and Arkona were incorporated in the 1870s. With municipal restructuring in 2001, Watford and Warwick were merged. While agriculture remains a mainstay the township's location between the cities of London and Sarnia means that residents find work in these larger centres. Starting in 2005 a group of volunteers worked to research and write a detailed history of the township and collect a substantial archive of historical materials.

The resulting project was published as The Township of Warwick: A Story Through Time in 2008. Subsequently, an archives of the materials was established at the Lambton Room in Ontario. In addition to Warwick and Watford, the township includes the smaller communities of Birnam and Wisbeach. Watford was first settled in 1851 at what was known as Brown's Corners, a stagecoach stop between the village of Warwick and Brooke Township; the Great Western Railway was built in 1856 and caused the settlement to be relocated near the tracks, in its present location. It was incorporated as the village of Watford in 1873. Watford was either named for the Watford in England, or by Col. Brown for his home town of Watford, Ireland. There was a great fire in the 1880s that destroyed much of the town during a Guy Fawkes Night celebration. In 1972 Watford Roof Truss started manufacturing wood trusses for delivery in the Southwestern Ontario and Southern Michigan markets. Watford Roof Truss is still a major employer in the town.

Populations prior to amalgamation: Population total in 1996: 4,141 Warwick: 2,481 Watford: 1,660 Population in 1991: Warwick: 2,519 Watford: 1,524 The township's current mayor is Jackie Rombouts, its councillors are Jerry Westgate, Wayne Morris, Todd White and Colin Mitchell. They were elected in 2018 and their term will end in 2022, in conjunction with province-wide municipal elections in Ontario. List of townships in Ontario Media related to Warwick, Ontario at Wikimedia Commons Township of Warwick

Bad Piggies

Bad Piggies is a puzzle video game developed by Rovio Entertainment, was the company's first spin-off of Angry Birds. The game launched on Android, iOS, Windows and Mac on September 27, 2012. However, it can be found on Android, it was released for BlackBerry 10 on October 2013 and for Windows Phone on April 2014. Unlike the Angry Birds games, the player assists the minion pigs in building contraptions that travel on land and in air to collect pieces of a map to capture and take away the Angry Birds eggs; as of October 2012, Bad Piggies was the fastest-selling game on the Apple App Store, the quickest one to reach the top of the app list in just three hours. In June 2014, Rovio made Bad Piggies free-to-play, since it had a purchase price; the objective of the game is to build a contraption that transports the pig from a starting point to the finish line indicated by a map. Such contraptions are made of wood and/or iron, as well as other objects such as wheels, two-liter bottles, motors, springs, TNT, balloons and rockets.

Similar to Angry Birds, the player can earn up to three stars per level, but stars are not earned by scoring points. Instead, players automatically earn one star for completing the level. For each level, the other two stars can be obtained by clearing certain objectives, such as: Completing the level within a certain time limit Collecting 1 or 2 "star boxes" on the playing field Not using a certain part Keeping the contraption intact Transporting the king along with the pig Transporting the Egg Transporting the Halloween Candy For example, on level 1-1, a player can earn three stars by completing the level, collecting a star on the playing field and by keeping the vehicle intact. On some levels, it is impossible to earn all three stars at once, so the player must play the level two or more times in order to obtain three stars. Additionally, "skulls" are placed throughout the levels, in which a player can unlock the skull level in the Sandbox by finding at least 10 out of the over 40 hidden skulls.

After the release of the remaining 30 levels of "Rise and Swine", Rovio added a "Feed the King" mini-game, in order to earn power-ups in the game. The player obtains one or more dessert during gameplay, which they can use to feed King Pig to receive power-ups, such as sticky glue, motor boost, golden engineer, super magnet; the King Pig only has a slight chance of giving a power-up. The only other way to get power-ups is by purchasing them in their store. In June 2016 with the change to free-to-play, there are 3 daily Loot Crates to collect parts for a new Custom Contraptions mode, which allows the player to change the appearance of parts used in the levels, ranging from a rarity of 1 to 3 stars. On April 11, 2014, Rovio released Piggy Tales, a Clay Animation TV series based on the game, a spin-off of Angry Birds Toons, it features a closer glimpse of the life of the minion pigs. The game's main character appears in The Angry Birds Movie, going by the name Ross and voiced by Tony Hale, he is one of Leonard's closest accomplices in the Birds' schemes.

The game has received positive reviews with a Metacritic score of 83/100 based on 24 reviews. Mark Brown of Pocket Gamer gave the game a Silver Award and called it "creative and packed with content", while lamenting that it felt "a little too safe and predictable". IGN rated it the best mobile game of 2013. Official website Bad Piggies on Tumblr Bad Piggies on Twitter Bad Piggies on Facebook ⟨–⟩