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Flappy Bird Overview
Flappy Bird is developed by a programmer Vietnamese Dong Nguyen, under his game development company dotGEARS. In this game, the players have to control a bird, moving continuously to the right by flying between rows of green pipes without hitting them. The bird falls because of gravity.
You will earn one point in each correct move. Medals are awarded for the score at the end of the game. A bronze medal is for those scoring between ten and twenty. Who reaching 20 points or higher than 30 points will get a silver medal and gold medal respectively. Many people are mad because they cannot get more than 10 points.
After being released in May 2013, the game was massively popular in early 2014. While many people found it addictive, it was criticized for its difficulty and alleged plagiarism in graphics. The game was the most downloaded free game in the iOS App Store in January 2014. At that time, its developer said that he earned $50,000/day through its in-game online advertising.
Flappy Bird was removed from both App Store and Google Play in February 2014 because its creator considered to be its addictive nature and overuse. With a large number of pre-installed players, the sudden removal caused similar games emerge.
In August 2014, a revised version of Flappy Bird, namely Flappy Birds Family, was exclusively released for the Amazon Fire TV.
A few things about the developer, Dong Nguyen grew up in the outskirt of Hanoi (Vietnam Capital). Flappy Bird was inspired by playing Super Mario Bros and the act of bouncing a ping pong ball against a paddle for as long as possible. He created and developed the game in two or three days.
In a recent interview on Rolling Stone, Dong Nguyen said that he was considering bringing Flappy Bird back.