By now, you have probably heard about the incredibly simple Flappy Bird game that has become an instant hit among mobile gamers. You might also recall that the game was pulled last month by its creator, Dong Nguyen, who said his game has become too addictive. When he removed his game, it was estimated that it was bringing him $50,000 per day from advertisements. And since itâ€™s such a simple game, itâ€™s obvious that dozens of developers have rushed in with their own Flappy Bird-like versions after the original version had been pulled down.
Stuart Dredge from The Guardian publication has analyzed all the new iOS games released in the App Store during a period of 24 hours. From almost 300 new iOS games, nearly one third of them were clones of the recent app phenomenon Flappy Bird which were literally flooding the iTunes Streo. Hereâ€™s what he said:
Albeit Apple was said to remove such games from the store, saying that â€œyour app name attempts to leverage a popular appâ€, Iâ€™m sure that you will be able to find quite a lot of them. Here are some potential names â€“ Tappy Bieber, Wander Ghost, Tappy Nyan, Tappy Duck â€“ The Journey of a Flying Bird, Real Bird: Tap to Fly!, Flying Unicorn â€“ Fly Like a Bird!, Foating Felix and many others.
Have you come across any of these games? Do you think this craziness should stop?