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News  6, Mar 2014

A new Flappy Bird knock-off appears every 24 minutes on iOS

Apple’s App Store findings prove that on an average 60 clones are added every day

Despite the removal of Flappy Bird by creator Dong Nguyen and its absence for about a month, more developers are churning out clones of the platformer on the Apple App Store.

According to a Pocket Gamer report, 60 Flappy Bird clones are added on an average every day to the digital marketplace. Specifically, 69 games were added on February 28, 48 games were added on March 1, 75 games on March 2, and 49 games on March 3.

This leads to the conclusion that one Flappy Bird clone is created and made live on the App Store every 24 minutes. The copycats have ingenious names like Splashy Fish, Flappy Devil and Funny Chicken – Bird Adventure. Some even mock pop culture and film stars like Air Bear Grylls, Bieber Fever Max, Flappy Miley Wrecking Ball Pro and Flappy You: Fly Your Face.

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The kicker to all of this is that the process of making a clone is easy: users can get the Flappy Bird template code from Chupamobile and figure out the tutorials/graphic-replacement techniques from there. Nonetheless, e27 would like to ask these budding developers to refrain from exploiting this scheme and refocus their efforts on making original games from there.

Jonathan Toyad

Jonathan Toyad

If you want an elaborate answer on who would win in a fight between Ultraman and Godzilla, Jonathan Toyad is your man. A six-year veteran in the game journalism industry, he did words and videos for outlets such as GameSpot, GameAxis, IGN and Stuff.TV. Fears coyotes and scorched earths.

  • Elaine Huang

    Flappy Miley Wrecking Ball Pro… Ingenious alright.

  • Saloni Surti

    Somebody in my friends’ list recently termed the app store as ‘Flap Store’ …Flappy Bird rage is not dying any time soon

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