Can't get enough Flappy Bird in your life (or perhaps weep inside every time a clone appears)? If you've got an old Apple IIc sitting around going to waste, you can turn it into a dedicated gaming machine with Flapple Bird.
Now that Android Wear apps are starting to crop up, it was only a matter of time before games for the small screen also started appearing. It should probably come as a shock to no one that one of the first games to land, or should we say fly, into the wearable platform would be nothing less than a clone of everyone's other favorite avian, Flappy Bird.
If you’re all about fighting aliens, collecting gems, blasting asteroids, and listening to 8-bit beats while you’re at it, we’ve got a game for you. Super Pixelander works with music from Blankfield to make certain you’re rolling deep in the beeps while you’re trying again and again to avoid getting hit by flying bits.
The game development environment Unreal Engine 4 has been ushered in with its first-ever implementation on Android. The game is known as Tappy Chicken, and it’s essentially a clone of Flappy Bird - with a chicken. This game was created by an artist by the name of Shane Caudle and is being shared by Epic Games to show how extremely easy Unreal Engine 4 makes developing games, even for someone who has never developed a game before.
The release of Flappy Bird - the re-release, that is - has been detailed today in an interview with the developer Dong Nguyen. This fellow grew famous rapidly earlier this year when the Flappy Bird game was originally released to Android and iOS, doubling his fame once he decided to remove the app from the public. Now he’s bringing it back.
For those of you not addicted to the replacement apps that arrived after the destruction of the original Flappy Bird, there’s good news. The original creator of Flappy Bird has suggested that he’ll be bringing the original Flappy Bird back to the app store for iOS and Android - just as soon as he can adjust a few key details.
Flappy Bird is an unlikely story of rampant success, unanticipated stardom, and, for some on the gaming end of the app, endless frustration and feelings of soul-crippling failure. It was a combination of all these things -- and a spark of controversy -- that led to the game's creator Dong Nguyen pulling his ware from its respective app stores, something he has announced plans to reverse.
In his home town of Hanoi, Vietnam, Flappy Bird developer Dong Nguyen has this week suggested that he may - possibly - bring the app back from the dead. While there are tens of (if not a hundred, at this point) Flappy Bird replacement apps out in the wild, this creator of the heavily addicting game hasn’t (until now) suggested he’d be doing anything other than keeping the app off the store for good. It was, after all, a takedown born of angst and woe.