Flappy Bird

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Flappy Bird
Developer(s)dotGears
Publisher(s)dotGears
Designer(s)Dong Nguyen
Platform(s)Android, iOS
ReleaseMay 24, 2013 (2013-05-24)
Genre(s)Arcade
Mode(s)Single-player

Flappy Bird is a mobile game developed by Vietnamese video game artist and programmer Dong Nguyen (Vietnamese: Nguyễn Hà Đông), under his game development company dotGears.[1] The point of the game is for the titular bird to fly between columns of green pipes with the player controlling the bird making it fly higher.

The game also generated some criticism because of the similarities it had with popular videogame franchise Mario, the one by which Flappy Bird was accused of plagiarism and lack of originality.[2]

Flappy Bird was released on May 24, 2013.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Williams, Rhiannon. "What is Flappy Bird? The game taking the App Store by storm". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved January 30, 2014.
  2. Totilo, Stephen. "The Flappy Bird Fiasco". Kotaku. Kotaku. Archived from the original on September 3, 2014. Retrieved September 11, 2014.
  3. "Flappy Bird – Android". IGN. Retrieved February 9, 2014.