Flappy Royale’s beta ended today and the game is now officially out on PC and mobile. Currently 10 million games have been played, with one in five never going past the first pipe. And if you make it past the first three pipes? Well then you’re already in the top 50 percent of players.
"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.