2014-03-15 / The Rock

Flappy Bird challenging, addictive

by spencer werner

Daekwon and Brittany are happy they downloaded Flappy Bird before it was removed. Daekwon and Brittany are happy they downloaded Flappy Bird before it was removed. Have you heard of the game called Flappy Bird – the most addictive and difficult game you will ever play? If not, where have you been?

For gamers everywhere, Flappy Bird will always be a challenge, and a fun game.

Flappy Bird was released on May 24 of last year. Within eight months, it became a success, and by the end of January it was the most downloaded free game in the Apple Store. Many players in Person County said it was too difficult, while others said it was too addictive.

Sadly, as of early February, the creator has shut down the game and made sure no one else could ever download Flappy Bird again. Nguyen, the creator of the game, said he felt guilty because of its addiction and could not handle it anymore.

Rumors about Flappy Bird’s tragic end surmise that Nguyen was just trying to cover up for legal situations. Editor Patrick O’Rourke stated that Flappy Bird is almost a complete rip off of Piou Piou vs. Cactus, and that it borrowed sound effects from Super Mario Brothers games. Some Vietnamese newspapers also referenced Piou Piou vs. Cactus as being very similar to Flappy Bird. Then there are French newspapers comparing Flappy Bird to a clone.

Flappy Bird reached fame and now leaves a legacy. After the removal of the game, many copycat versions have come out, such as Splashy Birds, Fly Birdie, Flappy Bee, Flappy Plane, and Iron Pants. They all just want a share in Flappy Bird’s pure success. What people may not know is that Flappy Bird earned about $50,000 dollars a day from in-game advertising.

Flappy Bird will live on forever and be remembered as the game that was cool and addicting. RIP Flappy Bird.

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