Items tagged with Flappy Bird

It's pretty tough to create a hit app in today's feverish ecosystem battles, but it's even tougher to have lightning strike twice. The creator of Flappy Bird, Dong Nguyen, is attempting to ensure that his sophomore entry into the mobile gaming space is just as addicting and popular as the first. After having a surefire hit on his hands, pulling it from the app store, and then putting it back, Nguyen is already aiming high for Round #2. The dev's next title will be Swing Copters, which showcases the same 8-bit style graphical motif, and the same kind of repeat / addictive gameplay as the original.... Read more...
Been wondering if Flappy Bird would ever fly again? Now you have your answer -- as promised, Dong Nguyen, the creator of the original hit mobile game that spawned numerous clones trying to cash in on the craze, just released Flappy Birds Family via his Gears studio through the Amazon Appstore for Android. It's a free title and compatible with Amazon's Fire TV platform, though at the time of this writing, it's not available through Google Play or on Apple's iOS platform. "Flappy Birds now are on Amazon Fire TV with incredible new features: Person vs Person mode, more obstacles, more fun and still... Read more...
Flappy Bird developer Dong Nguyen has promised to bring his popular game back to app stores in August complete with a multiplayer component next time around, but if that isn't incentive enough to wait for the real deal, perhaps the risk of malware infection will push you to patience. According to the latest Threats Report from McAfee Labs, nearly 80 percent of the Flappy Bird clones contain malicious code. McAfee sampled 300 Flappy Bird clones late in the first quarter of this year. Of those 300 samples, 238 of them were malicious. That means you have a mere 1 in 5 shot at picking out a harmless... Read more...
Sure, on some levels, it's arguably sacrilegious to use a popular and powerful 3D game engine to create a Flappy Bird clone. But then again, Flappy Bird was netting its developer $50,000 per day through in-game ads before he did addicted gamers a solid by removing the app (it's coming back this summer, by the way). Besides, there's a bigger reason why Epic -- yes, Epic, the same company that developed Unreal Tournament and Infinity Blade -- built Tappy Chicken. "Tappy Chicken is the perfect showcase for the ease of use and flexibility of Unreal Engine 4," Epic explains. "While it may not flex the... Read more...
One of the more bizarre stories in the history of gaming has yet to write an ending. We're talking about the rapid rise and intentional decline of Flappy Bird, a stupidly simple game that at its peak was raking in more than $50,000 per day through in-game ads. After gaining attention in the media, the game's developer, a soft-spoken 28-year-old who lives with his parents in Hanoi, Vietnam, pulled the game offline last February. Now he's planning to bring it back this summer, with a twist. According to comments Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen told CNBC, Flappy Bird will return to app stores... Read more...
Good news, fowl obsessed gamers, the casual game that became a bizarre phenomenon is coming back. We're of course talking about Flappy Bird, the creation of Dong Nguyen, who once revealed his addictive title was generating $50,000 per day through in-game ads. It was that revelation that made his decision to yank Flappy Bird from iTunes and Google Play seem so peculiar in the first place. By the time this is all said and done, people will be wondering if Nguyen is a marketing genius (Nguyen claims he removed the title because gamers were getting addicted to it). The argument for that is simple --... Read more...
Given the fact that Flappy Bird suddenly went viral and was generating $50,000 per day from in-game ads, it was all the more shocking that its creator, Dong Nguyen, made good on his promise to yank the app from iTunes and Google Play. At the time, he claimed his decision was for the greater good of gamers who were becoming addicted to his title. Was that really the case? In an interview with Rolling Stone, Nguyen revealed what led to his decision to pull the game, and whether or not it might ever come back. As far as Flappy Bird making a return, Nguyen says he's "considering it, though if it does... Read more...
If you downloaded and played Flappy Bird before the game's developer yanked the cash cow from iTunes and Google Play in a bid to cure a growing addiction to the fiendishly difficult title, then you understand how horrifically insane it would be to reach level 900. For the sake of mobile masochism, let's say you finally made it that far and had hopes of reaching the final level, if such a thing exists. How pissed would you be if the pipes started moving, or worse yet, the developer borrowed even more tricks from Super Mario's world to bring you down? A video on YouTube purporting to show the final... Read more...
App developers hoping to make a quick buck piggybacking on the Flappy Bird craze that somehow has been able to simultaneously entertain and frustrate scores of gamers will have to be at least a little more creative than building an obvious clone and calling it "Flappy" something or other. In an attempt to fend off a barrage of clones, it appears both Apple and Google are now rejecting games with "Flappy" in the title. The folks at TechCrunch went and collected a handful of Twitter posts from developers claiming their apps (or apps from people they know) were denied entrance into iTunes or Google... Read more...
If you're willing to accept at face value Flappy Bird developer Dong Nguyen's public stance on why he removed the popular title from iTunes and Google Play, then perhaps a bit of kudos are in order, even if you don't agree with his decision. It's not often that you see a sense of responsibility trump the almighty dollar, and in this case, that's what happened to some degree (he's still making money off of in-game ads by those who already downloaded the game). Nguyen cited user "addiction" as the reason he pulled the game offline, and assuming that's true, there's an ironic twist that's developing.... Read more...
In what can be considered one of the more bizarre moments in the history of gaming, Flappy Bird developer Dong Nguyen followed through on his promise to yank the popular app from iTunes and Google Play despite reports that he was making upwards of $50,000 per day through in-game advertising. His decision came just as sudden as the game grew popular, having been released in mid-2013 but only recently racing to the top of gaming charts. His reason for pulling the game? Addiction. Nguyen revealed his reason to USA Today during an email exchange, explaining that his free game ended up having unexpected... Read more...
Time might be running out if you've been planning to download Flappy Bird to see what all the fuss is about. You've probably heard of the popular mobile title, a simple title in which you're instructed to tap the screen to keep a flapping bird airborne through a series of pipes that look like they've been ripped straight out of a Nintendo game. The mechanics don't get any more simple than that, yet Flappy Bird is somehow both addicting and endlessly frustrating -- there's little room for error as you tap your way through the pipes. Strangely enough, now that his game is finally a raging success,... Read more...