Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen released a new game this week. It’s called Swing Copters 2 and I don’t understand how to play it at all. But it’s free!
They may be quick and dirty, but that's why Flappy Bird clones are such an inviting outlet for programmers looking to hone their craft. One such person has managed to resurrect the lost (but never forgotten) mobile gaming wonder with a fierce economy of technical language.
"Superstition, myth, and religion offer rationales that fill in the empty spaces between performance and results." That's Ian Bogost being his transcendent self in an excellent essay on the Flappy Bird sequel Swing Copters for The Atlantic. Much like his earlier piece on Flappy Bird, this comes highly recommended.
Clones of Swing Copters in Less Than 24 Hours
Amazon's Android-based Fire TV got its killer app last week in the form of Flappy Bird Family, the official follow-up to the simplistic mobile game that took the world by storm. Mix in a little Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack, and you've got yourself a party.
Finally, you can now play Flappy Bird on 1977’s Apple II computer. It’s the work of Dagen Brock and can be downloaded for both 5.25” and 3.5” floppy disks. Whatever they are...
Yesterday, Apple announced a new programming language called Swift for building iOS apps. Less than 24 hours later, someone has already used it to build a Flappy Bird clone.
Back in the '80s, hardcore gamers loved the sort of simplistic fare that mobile gamers thrive on today. So why can't the hardcore embrace popular mobile games? I'm guessing it's the lack of almost completely unrelated painted cover art.
Flappy Bird, the popular, excruciatingly difficult iOS game that became a cultural phenomenon earlier this year before it was pulled from the iOS App Store in February, is coming back this August.
The incredibly addictive Flappy Bird captivated mobile gamers with its cruel challenge and simple single tap controls. Rovio's Retry, now being tested in select markets, takes that same punishing hook to the next level.
The most addictive, dangerous new drug of 2014 is about to come back on the market.
International kingpin Game developer Dong Nguyen has announced that his hit game Flappy Bird, which he took offline because it was literally ruining lives, will eventually return to the App Store.
Welcome to Liberty City, where our bird-headed anti-hero can flap his arms to stay aloft and get points every time he bounces off a pedestrian. You know, same as how it works in Flappy Bird. This is a real GTA IV mod for PC, slated for release this weekend.
A Flappy Bird lament. The strange, sad story of Flappy Bird gets a game/music video combo courtesy of 7-bit Hero. You can play the game here.
Ridiculous Glitching seeks to answer the age old question: what happens when you go beyond the kill screen in Pac-Man? What lies beyond in the infinite void of data? One hard-ass game, that's what.
I know, I know, you're all probably sick of Flappy Bird by now. Flappy Bird this, Flappy Bird that. I promise you that this story, despite its focus on Flappy Bird, is different. This story has a robot!
The original Flappy Bird may be gone, but it continues to live on in all sorts of tributes—and not all of these tributes are digital. Take this awesome cardboard box contraption, for example—it's a machine that lets you play Flappy Bird 'in real life.' It's also just as tough as the original Flappy Bird. Excellent!
This is the funniest thing I've seen today. Titled 'Realistic Dinosaurs' it replaces the (still) jaw-droppingly brilliant CGI of Jurassic Park with… less realistic CGI versions of the same dinosaurs. This is one of those clips where I can't really explain why I'm laughing, I just am.
Now...I'm not too sure I understand the whole Flappy Bird thing. I haven't played the game, so while I might be in the dark, for potential employees of one Chinese game company, Flappy Bird knowledge might just be the way into a job.