“Flappy Bird” fans, have no fear — your favorite app has found a new nest.
Gamers cried fowl when the creator of the highly addictive mobile app “Flappy Bird” plucked the game from the App Store and Google Play, saying his creation “ruin[ed] [my] simple life.”
ButÂ toucanÂ play at this game — there are alternatives scattered like bird seed all over the Internet.
A variety of websites now host the popular game online (most likely without permission from the original designer). “Flappy Bird” still flies at sites likeÂ Flappybirds.com,Â FlappyBird.com,Â Flappybird.io… the list goes on and on.
“Don’t worry we are not going anywhere,” Flappybirds.com reads. “Play Flappy Bird online for free! No longer available in the app store.”
But if you’re looking for a mobile gaming experience, you’re out of luck unlessÂ you’re willing to lay out more than $100,000.
The game was downloaded more than 50 million times on App Store alone. In an interview with The Verge website, creator Nguyen Ha Dong said “Flappy Bird” was making $50,000 a day in advertising revenue.
On Twitter he didn’t address allegations that the number of downloads had been inflated, but denied suggestions he was withdrawing the game because it breached another game maker’s copyright.
“It is not anything related to legal issues. I just cannot keep it anymore,” he wrote.