Given that Flappy Bird is basically the perfect smartwatch game (quick, easy to control, detrimental to your dignity), it was only a matter of time until someone hacked the world’s most maddening game onto the world’s most expensive digital timepiece.
Admittedly there is some appeal to playing your favorite smartphone games on a giant 42-inch display, but Flappy Bird isn't the first title to come to mind. Nevertheless, Bay Tek Games is capitalizing on the fading popularity of the game with this full-on arcade machine featuring nothing but a giant single red button…
Smartwatches are good for certain things. Music. Notifications. Fitness monitoring. Social alienation (kidding!). But one activity they have consistently sucked at, ever since calculator watches first spelt naughty letters, is playing games. A proper version of Flappy Bird for Android Wear could change all of that.
Amazon's Fire TV is a great, speedy, oddly expensive piece of hardware, and so naturally Amazon needs to find something that can make it special. Something that can make use of that controller. And what better console-selling exclusive than...Flappy Bird? Yep.
Long live Flappy Bird, the game we loved to hate. But why oh why was that simple little game so awfully compelling?
Suck at Flappy Bird? Don't worry, most humans do. Even if you're smart, the game is so silly it won't reward your intelligence. But do you know how you could outsmart Flappy Bird? By building a Flappy Bird terminator. Two guys from China used their frustration to make a robot who basically kicks ass at Flappy Bird.…
Missed out on your chance to download Flappy Bird? It's okay. You can just make a DIY box version of the same game. It looks way more fun. That's what Fawn Qiu did. She made an IRL version of Flappy Bird using an Arduino sensor, two servo motors, a reed switch and magnets. Oh and of course the box where it all happens.
It makes sense. After all, the pipes are all there, right? Can you imagine if this happened at random in that already infernal game? People would probably smash their phones against the wall.