Flappy Bird Rises Again to Herald the Arrival of Apple’s New Programming Language; Swift

Mathew Turner - Author

Nov. 27 2017, Updated 4:16 a.m. ET

The hit mobile game “Flappy Bird” was first introduced slightly over a year ago May 23rd, 2013 and since that point, its taken company break rooms and bored individuals with smart phones by storm.

Inquisitr News tells us that by the end of January, 2014, Flappy Bird topped the charts as the most downloaded game in the iOS App Store. At the game’s peak, its developer was making $500,000 per day on ads alone. Not bad for a game that was clearly developed without the need to grab the player’s attention through amazing graphics or ridiculously in-depth game play.

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In fact, Flappy Bird’s success was based on the opposite of those two things. The game has horrendously terrible graphics, a choppy, jerky, scrolling motion, and its only objective is to navigate a pixelated bird through gaps in pipes as the game continues to scroll along.

On its face, it seems simple enough, but it’s not! Even The Fuse Joplin remarks that it’s almost impossible for anyone to score more than five. The Fuse compares Angry Birds with Flappy Birds and correctly observes that though Flappy Birds seems like an easy enough game to pass the time, and this is likely a large reason for its success, it is not. It is difficult to the point of being unplayable, and, as a result, The Fuse says that its developer got bored with it and deleted it from the iOS App Store.


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