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Flappy Bird!

Does anyone know how Flappy Bird has become an international phernomanon in the gaming world. Does anyone know how they promoted the game?
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  • GLGAMESGLGAMES SingaporePosts: 988Member
    interesting enough, i can barely even pass the 3rd pole hahahaha
  • There's a clone one on Google Play, Clumsy Bird, graphic is very nice.
  • FallingBoxStudiosFallingBoxStudios Freelance Graphic Designer Posts: 822Member
    A gamer called "PewDiePie" uploaded a video on youtube of him playing the game, after that everyone started downloading it.

    ps: he's the most subscribed YouTuber in the world with 21m+ subscribers
  • UtopianGamesUtopianGames Posts: 5,686Member
    That explains it lol, JayLee our 3rd party provider has sent us a template of this game so we will have one on DBA very soon.

    Darren.
  • marplumarplu Posts: 412Member, PRO
    edited February 2014
    image

    Now THAT'S a chart. :)

    Oh, btw., I don't think that PewDiePie created the buzz around Flappy Bird, as you can see on the chart, the game was on #1 since mid-january, PewDiePie's video was uploaded on 27th ;) But having him playing your game definitely helps to spread the word even further!
  • TouchiMediaTouchiMedia Posts: 154Member
    Well the game was also featured on a couple of IGN articles recently... that'll certainly spike a games download, especially since the article was about how simple and addicting it was
  • TheGabfatherTheGabfather Posts: 633Member
    edited February 2014
    Finally got to 27pts after 2 days of playing, then I see my friends posting 44pts from their first day of gameplay..

    edit: now I see people posting their 200+pts... never mind the doubtful ones that get 1000+

    0011 0010 0011 0010 0010 0000 0110 1101 0010 0000 0111 0011 0110 1001 0110 1110 0110 0111 0110 1100 0110 0101

  • Thunder_ChildThunder_Child Posts: 2,343Member
    I see a bunch of BS points at 9,999.

    Even possible? Also...if its free and no IAP's...it it all ads making it worth $46M bucks? Just ads ?
  • marplumarplu Posts: 412Member, PRO
    Nah, the sensortower calculations are WAY off. Every single one of my apps has a worth of $60k +, but yeah... The developer makes a lot of money through iAds, but it's nowhere near 46M. :) If he'd sell the game to EA or just sell the advertising space, he'd definitely get a couple millions, but I don't think it would be 40M+
  • wpatenwpaten Posts: 281Member, PRO
  • TouchiMediaTouchiMedia Posts: 154Member
    It seems like a big lottery.. I have a one touch simple game just like that, but more graphical and more in-depth scoring .. yet I think I have maybe gotten 20 downloads total since release...

    It does seem like the Facebook feature / Share buttons is what gets the momemtum going as it lets people compete with real life friends (and is the one feature my game lacks)...

    Wonder how much revenue they are making based on iADs. I'm sure it's a fair bit but nothing close to the amount of downloads. I'm guessing maybe 100k? That's a nice lump sum tho regadless
  • jigglybeanjigglybean Posts: 1,584Member
    Pocket gamer had an interesting read as well. Proves that todays Media really do not understand what gamers do or do not want because they said if it was pitched to them, they couldn't see its appeal.

    Funny that.

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  • sadida172 said:

    image

    Now THAT'S a chart. :)

    Oh, btw., I don't think that PewDiePie created the buzz around Flappy Bird, as you can see on the chart, the game was on #1 since mid-january, PewDiePie's video was uploaded on 27th ;) But having him playing your game definitely helps to spread the word even further!

    What website is this?

  • tatiangtatiang Posts: 11,869Member, Sous Chef, PRO, Senior Sous-Chef

    All of a sudden EVERYONE wants to do a Flappy Bird game. The success people will have with it will be the same as trying to do a Angry Birds game now. You will get bad reviews for trying to clone it and can effect any future releases you may have. Iron Pants is a clone of Flappy Bird and that has bad reviews for being a copycat game. Only being real here.

    A quote from an article about "Flappy Bird":
    It also explains the gold-rush insurgence of copycat games like Ironpants, which mistake Flappy Bird’s surprise success for a predictable design pattern rather than a confluence of accidents.

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  • BBEnkBBEnk Posts: 1,764Member
    "Angry Flappy Bird" coming soon.. along with "my Big bouncing blue balls"..
  • SocksSocks London, UK.Posts: 12,822Member
    edited February 2014
    BBEnk said:

    "Angry Flappy Bird" coming soon.. along with "my Big bouncing blue balls"..

    Big Blue And Red Flappy Bird Shaped Angry Balls™

    Using just a single click you need to keep the app in the top 10 free app chart while avoiding the big developers.

  • LumpAppsLumpApps Posts: 2,869Member
    GSHelper will have a template online today. People started asking me to build one too. I really suck at the game. My high score is 5. At least on my template I can make it easier. So there my high score is... Er... 9 ;)
  • Fal01Fal01 Posts: 460Member
    I hate Flappy Bird! It's no different to Line Birds or whatever which have been around for years.

    Don't believe the hype!

    It’s not a bug – it’s an undocumented feature

  • -Timo--Timo- Posts: 2,313Member
    LumpApps said:

    GSHelper will have a template online today. People started asking me to build one too. I really suck at the game. My high score is 5. At least on my template I can make it easier. So there my high score is... Er... 9 ;)

    why do you have a privilege on gshelper.com :( I also want to sell it there ;) you are probably also little faster on marketplace? my highscore is 47! (I have no life...)

  • UtopianGamesUtopianGames Posts: 5,686Member
    edited February 2014
    May as well throw our hat into the ring as well….here's one made for DBA by JayLee thats available now.



    http://www.deepblueapps.com/jayleetemplates/

    Darren.
  • -Timo--Timo- Posts: 2,313Member
    edited February 2014
    and the winner is........ EDIT: @Braydon_SFX is the winner (what? he doesnt have one? thats ashamed)

  • Braydon_SFXBraydon_SFX Posts: 8,972Member, Sous Chef, PRO, Bowlboy Sidekick GameSalad Employee
    edited February 2014
    *sees all the flappy templates...*

    Hold on! let me go make one! ;)

    Edit : I was joking, by the way...
  • AdamgoproAdamgopro Posts: 310Member
    i challenge anyone to beat mine for smoothness
  • iamcarteziamcartez Houston, TexasPosts: 648Member
    edited February 2014
    Try my..... Fly Piggie! The game that was gonna be a clone then I got bored and changed it up!!! Over 50 downloads in a day on a game that took me a few hours.
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00I5BAVRI :(|)
  • VGXVGX Posts: 796Member

    *sees all the flappy templates...*

    Hold on! let me go make one! ;)

    Can't take it anymore X_X but you know what screw it, might go make one myself.
  • iamcarteziamcartez Houston, TexasPosts: 648Member
    edited February 2014

    *sees all the flappy templates...*

    Hold on! let me go make one! ;)

    Can't take it anymore X_X but you know what screw it, might go make one myself.
    Thats the spirit! You may see success if you alter it just enough. Flappy Bird...... IN SPACE!
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