Frustratingly Addictive Flappy Bird Game Makes $50,000 Per Day

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btdog

CORRECTION:Frustratingly Addictive Flappy Bird game USED to make $50,000 per day.

The developer is mysteriously pulling the game:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/gaming/2014/02/08/flappy-bird-removed/5315655/

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jbitzer

I love how he took a gameplay mechanic that was hated more in the nintendo era than QTEs are today (ie, navigate a narrow gap with crap controls) and it's a cultural phenomenon all the sudden.

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PCWolf

Has Nintendo filed a lawsuit yet?

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ShinRenNu

Overrated game. Played it on my itouch, I can only get 4 scores. But in Sony Xperia Z I can reach to 20.

Uninstalled. Made my day.

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SliceAndDice

I found out about this game after my cousin posted a 96 score on facebook saying he'd be there all night to give free lessons and everybody seemed to be impressed. After 20 minutes of play I made it all the way to 22. I play masochistic games like super meat boy, super hexagon and they bleed pixels so I have some experience in being frustrated. This game will break your brain early and often. You've been warned

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vrmlbasic

Wow, $50k/day from a game that turns my Android phone and/or Nexus tablet into what amounts to an Atari 2600 w/SNES graphics.

Do people actually have to click the ads for this guy to reap in the money?

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macmooda

you beat me Paul. I can only manage a 11. :-(

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Paul_Lilly

My new high is 39 47. I'd like to stop playing, but have to make sure I have the high score in my household.

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medavid16

Someone needs to investigate the claims on the reviews for this app. THere are COMPANIES out there that will provide fake reviews for an app to raise the popularity of an app to the top, this is highly suspect.

I downloaded it, played it, and I am an avid gamer. I have Wii, Wii U, PS4, PS3, Xbox One, PS Vita, PC, I play in a top guild in Warcraft, but in the likes I play casual games as well, top 100 score in PvZ, Jetpack Joyride, etc.

THIS game, has no shining qualities that separate from any other game on iOS or Android. None. Makes me sick someone can make this much money off a hack.

PS. Deleted this game after 1 week of really trying to like the game, due to it's reviews.

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Reth-Eldirood

Very addictive after you get the hang of it.

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remc86007

Isn't this just the helicopter game that has been around for years?

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AFDozerman

This happens all the time.

I remember being pissed when angry birds first came out because of how similar it was to castle clout, a game I've been playing since what I think was about 2005.

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LatiosXT

Take an already existing game, reskin it, allow ads, put it up for free on the Play Store or App Store.

The emphasis is reskinning it. Angry Birds was nothing new, but the take on it is more or less memorable.