Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Feb 2014 23:08 UTC
Games

The mysterious developer of the world's most popular free app, who drew global attention this past weekend with his sudden decision to remove it, tells Forbes that Flappy Bird is dead. Permanently.

This will go down as one of the craziest stories in what I reluctantly call "technology" of all time.

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RE: Erm...
by WorknMan on Tue 11th Feb 2014 23:46 UTC in reply to "Erm..."
WorknMan
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2005-11-13

This dumb game was based on a flash game that is several years old, and is one of the greatest time wasters ever created:

http://www.play-helicopter-game.com

Honestly, I'd rather play either of these than most retail games on the market now days, esp the tons of shitty military shooters on offer.

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RE[2]: Erm...
by zima on Thu 13th Feb 2014 17:51 in reply to "RE: Erm..."
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

I always thought it was already on some 8-bit microcomputer from the 80s...

Anyway, the game even found its way to Rockbox, as Chopper Game:
http://www.rockbox.org/wiki/PluginChopper (you can check it out in http://rasher.dk/rockbox/simulator/ if you don't have a supported DAP)

There was also a small craze around http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Techno_Kitten_Adventure a few years back ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jK_MMTpvrk I'd like to give them a saucer of milk if you know what I mean)

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