The mobile game Flappy Bird became an overnight sensation and one of the world’d most downloaded apps. But just as soon as it exploded onto the world stage, it was gone. Developer Dong Nguyen, who was making a rumored $50,000 per day from ads, removed the app for personal reasons. This lead to screams of protest from fans who were thoroughly addicted to tapping on their phones to make their bird fly between pipes.
One enterprising iPhone owner attempted to hawk their own iPhone, complete with a copy of the game, for $90,000.
But this is the Internet, and nothing stays dead and buried for long. A web version of the game has sprung up and Flappy-obsessed gamers can now go back to navigating their bird through green pipes to their hearts content.
It may not be as portable as the previous game was, but if you have “FWS” (Flappy Withdrawal Syndrome), this may help you cope.