Is Your Bird Flapping?

Is Your Bird Flapping?

Flappy Bird! A new app, both aggravating and addicting, has made its way to the Out-of-Door. Flappy Bird is a 2013 mobile game developed in Hanoi by Vietnam-based developer, Nguyen Ha Dong

The objective is to direct a flying bird, which moves continuously to the right, between each oncoming set of pipes without colliding with them, which otherwise ends the game. The bird briefly flaps upward each time the player taps the screen, and the player is scored on the number of pipe sets the bird successfully passes through.

Flappy Bird was known for being highly challenging, as the slightest graze against a pipe ended the game. This made the game ever so more addicting. Players around the world would try to beat their score every time, which kept them even more intrigued in the game.

Out-of-Door students would compete with one another for the highest score. Getting a high score was very difficult unless one played a decent amount. In a recent informal Bolt poll, nine out of ten random students had downloaded Flappy Bird.

Trenton Radigan, sophomore, said the game is very addicting. “The reason it’s addicting is because it’s so difficult to do good and get a good score. This makes a player play even more to do better and achieve that higher score,” said Trenton.

Are you one of the 10% who doesn’t yet have the game? Too bad. The game was actually removed from the app store. One reason being that it was too addictive. There were over 50 million downloads. Nguyen puzzled many fans of his game when he announced on Twitter that he planned to pull it down. “I cannot take this anymore,” Nguyen wrote on February 8.

There is not a clear point behind Nguyen’s reasoning, but the game is down for now. Although the game is down, players who have it on their phones can still play. The game still remains on millions of phones and the addiction continues.

Flappy Bird shocked the world and stories are still pouring through the media. Many at  Out-of-Door have enjoyed playing this game, but overall, students here are nowhere near as addicted as others in recent news.

Nguyen requested for his fans not be angry as he is in the work of new game, which should “surprise” everyone.

Just wait!