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  • Yes, Flappy Bird Will Return To The App Store

    Yes, Flappy Bird Will Return To The App Store

    I hope you enjoyed your life over the past month and a half; Flappy Bird is coming back to the App Store after its removal earlier this year, according to the game’s developer Dong Nguyen. Gawker spotted the dev’s tweeted response to a question about whether or not it would ever return, which is an unequivocal “Yes.” @painfullpacman Yes. But not soon. — Dong… Read More

  • Pebble Gets Its Tamagotchi With New Hatchi Game Launch

    Pebble Gets Its Tamagotchi With New Hatchi Game Launch

    Virtual pets are a natural fit for the wrist-borne Pebble smartwatch, and it was only a matter of time before a Tamagotchi-inspired app made its way to the platform. One of the new games debuting for Pebble at GDC this year is Hatchi, which is exactly that. The app originally appeared on iPhone, and on both platforms it features a pixelated pet for you to play with, though on the watch the… Read More

  • Apple Design Award Winner Tapity Releases A “Flappy Bird” Clone

    Apple Design Award Winner Tapity Releases A “Flappy Bird” Clone

    Everyone is building “Flappy Bird” clones now, even Apple Design Award-winning app developers like Tapity, apparently. The company, known as the makers of well-built and beautifully designed apps like Languages, Grades 3, and Hours, recently explained why they felt the need to throw their hat into the highly-pixelated ring, with this week’s launch of their latest app… Read More

  • Real-Time Mobile Analytics Platform Amplitude Takes On Flurry & Mixpanel

    Real-Time Mobile Analytics Platform Amplitude Takes On Flurry & Mixpanel

    Amplitude, a Y Combinator-backed mobile analytics service aiming to take on the likes of Flurry and Mixpanel by offering advanced features at more competitive prices, is officially making its public debut today ahead of YC’s Demo Day. And the company has actually gone through this process before, as it turns out – it’s the same team from the text-by-voice Android app… Read More

  • Candy Crush Maker King Files For U.S. IPO

    Candy Crush Maker King Files For U.S. IPO

    The studio behind addictive matching puzzle game Candy Crush has begun the process of filing for its U.S. IPO with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Re/Code reports. The UK company will look to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ‘KING’ ticker symbol should everything go according to plan. Last year, Candy Crush was the top earning title on any mobile… Read More

  • Apple & Google Begin Rejecting Games With “Flappy” In The Title

    Apple & Google Begin Rejecting Games With “Flappy” In The Title

    The Flappy Bird phenomenon shows no signs of slowing down, despite the fact that the original title was yanked out of the App Store by creator Dong Nguyen, whose newfound fame apparently became too overwhelming. But though “Flappy Bird” itself may be gone, the App Store’s top charts today are filled with clones that mimic the addicting, frustrating game that became this… Read More

  • If Flappy Bird And Snapchat Spawned A Demon Love Child, It Would Be Amazing Cupid

    If Flappy Bird And Snapchat Spawned A Demon Love Child, It Would Be Amazing Cupid

    Imagine that you are a teenager and the most annoying person in your class has a massive crush on you. Your would-be paramour keeps following you around like a lovesick puppy. What do you do? Well, if you have a particularly sadistic streak, you send your object of disaffection a message through Amazing Cupid. The twist? In order to see your note, he or she has to earn a certain number of… Read More

  • Developer Behind “Flappy Bird,” The Impossible Game Blowing Up The App Store, Says He Just Got Lucky

    Developer Behind “Flappy Bird,” The Impossible Game Blowing Up The App Store, Says He Just Got Lucky

    Flappy Bird, a game you can barely play for more than a few seconds without throwing your phone across the room in frustration, is dominating the App Store and Google Play. In an App Store first, an indie game developer from Hanoi, Vietnam, Nguyen Ha Dong, has 3 apps in the top 10 rankings right now, which is not only odd because the publisher has seemingly come out of nowhere with these… Read More

  • Animated Comic Book "Niko and the Sword of Light" Inks Deal with Amazon

    Imaginism Studios On Building Niko And The Sword Of Light, Reimagining Digital Narrative

    Back in February 2013, Toronto’s Imaginism Studios launched an ambitious crowdfunding campaign for a new type of app that combined full-scale animation and comic books for a novel, mobile-device-oriented kind of storytelling. Niko and the Sword of Light is the app that was built using the funds from the successful Kickstarter campaign, and it earned a featured spot on Apple’s… Read More