You can play Angry Birds on Facebook but up until now, what the game on Facbeook lacked was the ability for your friends to compete with you on a very basic level. Rovio Mobile announced in a blog post that if you are particularly proud of a score or the number of stars you got on a certain level of the game, you can embed that level into your Facebook Timeline, calling out to your friends to beat your score. You can share and embed the level to your Timeline, blog or webpage, and once embedded, the level can be played instantly in its new home. Rovio says that they're happy to be the first developers to bring gameplay directly to Facebook feeds, Tumblr and WordPress blogs or any other locations you would like to share and play with your friends (anyone sharing on LinkedIn?). Check out the video below for some pig popping embedding.
To use Share and Play, go to Angry Birds on Facebook and try to get your most amazing score on any level yet. Remember, this is a score that you want to share with and maybe even compete with your friends. Then click “share post” to embed the post to either your or your friends' timeline. Alternatively, you can click 'embed' to generate an HTML code that you can add to your blog or your website. Your friends will see your top score as their own benchmark. You and your friends can then play the game directly from your Facebook timeline or your blog without having to install an app or anything. If you want to save your game or use power ups, you have to play the full game.
While you're at it, if you haven't already seen it, here's an option to add to the list of summer vacation getaways. Angry Birds Land has opened up at a theme park in Finland which contains 12 rides, an adventure course, game and food points. The rides look fun with rollercoasters going through wooden structures that resemble those of the game, though it is a little disappointing that the birds just don't have their own theme park yet.