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Flappy Bird’s creator returns with a game that pits ninjas against bouncing cats

Flappy Bird was a veritable phenomenon. It seems ridiculous in hindsight (and, let’s be honest, it kind of did at the time, too), but the exceedingly simplistic title had a momentary stranglehold on

Flappy Bird, The Problem With Everyone, And My Baptism By Chauffeured Bus

This column is my 100th for TechCrunch. Although I write weekly, I like to think that each post ages me roughly one year, or at least doubles Uber’s valuation (you’re welcome – you may send my e

Android Lollipop Easter Egg Casts Andy The Android As Flappy Bird

Android 5.0 Lollipop is coming soon, and shipping on Google’s new Nexus hardware, but a newly discovered Easter Egg in the build is already available in the developer preview. The hidden, fun fe

A Developer Cloned “Flappy Bird” Using Apple’s New Programming Language Swift In A Matter Of Hours

Less than a day after Apple made its surprising announcement about a whole new programming language for building iOS applications, called Swift, a developer with just four hours of Swift programming

Flappy Bird Creator Promises Game’s Return – With Multiplayer And Fewer Addictive Qualities

It’s Episode XVII of the Flappy Bird Saga, and this time the formerly recalcitrant (he’s on a media tour at the moment) creator of the addictive game is promising the game’s return,

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. Gawke

Miley’s Lawyers Want “Flying Cyrus” Off The App Store

Israeli company Talo Games has been asked by Miley Cyrus’s legal team to remove “Flying Cyrus – Wrecking Ball,” currently the fifth most popular free iPhone application in the

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 design

Flappy Bird Was Ported To The Commodore 64 Because Why Not

Remember when Doom porting to obscure systems was a thing? You were only a true nerd once you had Doom running on your Ti-83. Now it’s Flappy Bird as witnessed by this C64 port. As the product p

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 o

Why Fads Fade: The Inevitable Death Of Flappy Bird

On February 8, 2014, an app called <em>Flappy Bird</em> held the coveted No. 1 spot in the Apple App Store. The app’s 29-year-old creator, Dong Nguyen, reported earning $50,000 a day from the game.

Gillmor Gang: Stirred Not Shaken

The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — talk everything under the sun; Flappy Bird, Nadella and Bill, Foursquare, and the politics of health care. Not your

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

TC Droidcast Episode 21: Is Flappy Bird Really Gone And Are Contextual Launchers Useful?

The bird is the word this week on the TechCrunch Droidcast: That pixelated fowl from Flappy Bird has wormed its way into everyone’s hearts. We discuss the game, and the strange circumstances sur

Flappy Bird Is Gone From The App Store

Yesterday, the developer behind Flappy Bird said he would be removing the remarkably/mysteriously successful game from the App Store in just 22 hours. Sure enough, the game appears to be gone. And

Flappy Bird Developer Says He’s Taking The Hit Game Down Tomorrow

The developer of the popular mobile game Flappy Bird just declared that he's taking the game down tomorrow. Dong Nguyen, an indie game developer based in Hanoi, Vietnam, <a target="_blank" href="ht

Confessions Of A Flappy Bird Addict

Just a quick game. It only takes a second. I, I need to beat my high score. That stupid bird. DAMMIT! Ok this time I'll do better. DAMMIT! Alright the ad distracted me. F*CKKKK! I was doing so good. N

What Games Are: Flappy Bird, Patterns And Context

It's nice to know that the games industry can still surprise you and that - just when everybody thinks it's been figured out - there's room for a Flappy Bird. It's another Dots, Temple Run, Ridiculous

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 i