Flappy Bird Clones Malware

80% of Flappy Bird clones on Android and iOS contain malware

By on June 24, 2014 at 8:45 PM.

80% of Flappy Bird clones on Android and iOS contain malware

As if the Flappy Bird phenomenon wasn’t infectious enough to begin with, the torrent of clones that followed the app’s release might be leading to an even bigger problem. USA Today shares the data from McAfee Labs’ latest Threat Report, which sampled over 300 of the Flappy Bird clones on the App Store and Google Play only to find that 238 or “almost 80% of them contained malware.” More →

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Flappy Bird Followup Game

Flappy Bird’s creator just gave us our first glimpse at his next game

By on May 15, 2014 at 4:41 PM.

Flappy Bird’s creator just gave us our first glimpse at his next game

Amazing as it seems, we are still talking about Flappy Bird all these months later. And now Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen has given us our first look at his followup to his one-time smash-hit mobile game, which he said earlier this week would involve “a guy jumping from building to building.” Sure enough, the picture Nguyen posted on Twitter Thursday afternoon features a faceless man in a white helmet jumping onto the roof of a building and then rushing off to presumably jump to another building. Will this new game be as successful? We have our doubts since even big-name studios such as Rovio and King have had trouble expanding their game empire beyond their first hit franchises. You can check out the screen capture of Nguyen’s newest work of art below. More →

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Flappy Bird Release Date

Act surprised: official Flappy Bird game is returning this summer

By on May 15, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Act surprised: official Flappy Bird game is returning this summer

The addictive Flappy Bird game is returning to app stores this August, developer Dong Nguyen told CNBC in an interview, complete with new features, including multiplayer support and “less addictive” gameplay. The developer pulled the game from the App Store and the Google Play store earlier this year, fearing that it became too addictive for players. After that, a garden variety of Flappy Bird clones were released on app stores and on the web – even Rovio came out with a Flappy Bird-inspired game of its own. More →

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Rovio Retry Flappy Bird Clone

Video: Rovio is the latest company to clone Flappy Bird

By on May 6, 2014 at 9:00 AM.

Video: Rovio is the latest company to clone Flappy Bird

Rovio has soft-launched Retry in Finland, Poland and Canada, Arctic Startup reports. The new game is inspired by the legendary Flappy Bird, although it’s not exactly a copy of the hit mobile game. However, Retry is still an 8-bit side-scrolling game that will invariably remind users of its more popular predecessor, even though it brings some new features to the table. More →

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How To Make Millions From Smartphone Games

Why overnight mobile gaming millionaires feel guilty about their riches

By on April 4, 2014 at 9:00 PM.

Why overnight mobile gaming millionaires feel guilty about their riches

Let’s say you tossed together a cheesy-looking video game about a bird flying through pipes that inexplicably became an overnight sensation and made you an instant millionaire. Would you feel good about yourself or would you feel a pang of guilt that your crappy game has made you more money than people out there who grind it out every day but who still struggle to pay their bills? More →

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When Will Flappy Bird Return

Flappy Bird to officially make its triumphant return to the App Store

By on March 19, 2014 at 1:22 PM.

Flappy Bird to officially make its triumphant return to the App Store

Has it only been a month since Flappy Bird mania gripped the world? Sadly, it has and Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen seems to have realized that he walked away from a huge pile of money when he quickly dropped his game from the App Store and Google Play back in February. Gawker has spotted a message sent out by Nguyen on his Twitter account letting a fan know that he does plan on bringing his highly addictive game back to the App Store, “but not soon.” This means that you shouldn’t expect Flappy Bird to un-retire Jay-Z-style for the next few months although Nguyen would be wise to get it back as soon as possible before the world moves onto the next huge mobile game.

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Twitterrific Flappy Bird Easter Egg

Video: Twitterrific makes what is hopefully the last Flappy Bird homage

By on February 25, 2014 at 11:15 PM.

Video: Twitterrific makes what is hopefully the last Flappy Bird homage

Flappy Bird is dead, and all of the shameless clones in world won’t bring it back. Despite the game’s fading relevance, the developers of the Twitterrific app have opted to pay tribute to game that stole our hearts with a recent update. iDownloadBlog happened across a simplistic Flappy Bird clone called Ollie Soars hidden within the Twitter timeline of the Twitterrific app, featuring Twitterrific’s own avian mascot. In order to access Ollie Soars, just drag the timeline all the down to the bottom of the screen, further than would be necessary to refresh it, and the game should begin. Check out a video of the homage below. More →

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Flappy Bird High Score Game Ending Concept

Video: Here’s how Flappy Bird should end

By on February 19, 2014 at 11:45 PM.

Video: Here’s how Flappy Bird should end

A new video posted on YouTube imagines how the endless Flappy Bird game might actually end. User pipocaVFX proposes that once the 999 score is reached, the game should end with a Mario-like boss killing the Flappy Bird. This game ending is not real in any way, as it’s just a computer-generated visual sequence showing the Flappy Bird fly through a tricky course from a score of around 910 to 999. More →

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How To Sell iPhone Flappy Bird

This cash-for-gadgets site is paying extra for phones with Flappy Bird

By on February 18, 2014 at 2:51 PM.

This cash-for-gadgets site is paying extra for phones with Flappy Bird

Are you angry that online auction giant eBay isn’t allowing you to sell your smartphone with Flappy Birds installed for $1,000 or more? Well we’re likely now approaching the tail end of the Flappy Bird phenomenon anyway, but some companies are still finding creative new ways to capitalize on the craze before it vanishes. One such company is UpgradeSwap. More →

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New Flappy Bird Download

Video: Flappy Bird game may actually live on after all

By on February 18, 2014 at 11:17 AM.

Video: Flappy Bird game may actually live on after all

While the simple, yet infuriatingly difficult to play Flappy Bird game has been officially removed from app stores out of guilt, the game name may actually live on for other similar apps. While some developers are simply looking to make a quick buck in the fallout of Flappy Bird’s removal by releasing all sorts of clones including online game versionsthough Apple and Google have started taking a firm stance against it – others have thought of a smarter method of preserving the game, Phandroid reports. More →

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Flappy Bird iOS Android Clone

Apple, Google, clamping down on Flappy Bird clones

By on February 17, 2014 at 6:30 AM.

Apple, Google, clamping down on Flappy Bird clones

The Flappy Bird phenomenon did not end a week ago with its developer taking the app down out of guilt. Instead, after the unexpected disappearance of the addictive game, many clones popped up in app stores, trying to bank on the popularity of Flappy Bird. But TechCrunch reports that won’t be possible anymore, as both Apple and Google are apparently taking action against developers who submit clones to the App Store and Google Play Store, respectively. More →

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Flappy Bird Online

Even more Flappy Birds clones: Sesame Street and multiplayer versions available

By on February 14, 2014 at 6:30 AM.

Even more Flappy Birds clones: Sesame Street and multiplayer versions available

After the original Flappy Bird game was removed from the App Store and Google Play Store out of addictiveness-related guilt, a plethora of Flappy Bird copies and clones emerged, some safer to play than others. Further proof of the popularity of this simple, yet difficult to play, game is the fact that even Sesame Street has created its own Flappy Bird clone, ABC News reports, appropriately called Flappy Bert. More →

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Flappy Bird Download Malware

Beware of the unofficial Flappy Bird Android malware-laden downloads

By on February 12, 2014 at 6:30 AM.

Beware of the unofficial Flappy Bird Android malware-laden downloads

Unsurprisingly, after the popular Flappy Bird game was officially removed from app stores, the game popped up online and spurred a variety of clones. But malware-injected unofficial copies of Flappy Bird have also been discovered, targeting Android devices, The Next Web reports. More →

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