Friday, April 3, 2015
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Flappy Bird is a popular game that was released in the year 2013. The game has been receiving phenomenal response ever since its release. Created by a Vietnam based developer Don Nguyen, the arcade game has created a huge impact in the gaming arena. Though it was released in 2013, the game saw a huge surge in popularity in the beginning of 2014 and it is going strong from thereon. The game is compatible with all kinds of operating system and goes along with Android and IOS operating system.
There are many bird games that are popular online nad Flappy Bird has joined this league of popular bird games in a short span of time. It is a simple game which does not involve any type of complicated settings and backgrounds but at the same time, it is sure to keep one glued to the game all throughout the day. The graphic is simple and similar to Mario but it is apt for the game type.
What is the game about?
Flappy Bird is about a bird protagonist trying to fly through the area between green pipes without hitting over them. The game has become highly popular in the online medium as it is quite engaging. The game is also known to be highly addictive in nature and has caused many to play the game continuously without any stop. The 2D graphic game is designed perfectly for the simple yet addictive game. The bird moves towards the right in a Mario background kind of setting that has got a lot of green pipes. If the player who has controls over the bird touches the pipes, the game comes to an end.
What happened with the game?
The game has innumerable number of players playing it on a global scale. In February 2014, the creator of the game removed the application from Apple app store and Google Play as he believed it to be highly addictive in nature. He also felt that it is being overused. This move of the creator and developer has created further interest over the game. It is said that those mobile phones that already had this particular game installed in it were sold for a better price or higher rate than it is normally sold for.
As the game was removed, there were many new duplicate gaming applications that were introduced in order to cash out on the demand. Apple iTune app store and Google Play removed such duplicate games from its store as those were blatantly copied version of the original. A better version of the game called Flappy Birds Family was released specifically for Amazon Fire TV.
The game has become quite a huge hit in a short span of time and its removal has only triggered its popularity even further. The game is now being circulated through unauthorized channels all across the world. The Amazon Fire TV version has become instantly popular since its release and is expected to see more versions as well in the years to come.