Flappy Bird is generating $50k in revenue per day

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flappy-birdIf you’re an Android or iOS users, you must have heard about a game that goes by the name of Flappy Bird. Well, the game has seen its fair share of success, and is downloaded by millions of iOS and Android users. The basic idea behind the game is pretty simple: you have to avoid the pipes and cross as many as you can by tapping on the screen which will flap the bird. It’s all about the timing, and at first glance, it will remind you of NES days — the graphics are horrendous.

But, how come the game received such an impressive response? Well, it’s just because it checks your temperament on how long you can bear the game, and is frustratingly difficult. You may end up throwing your handset on the wall, or deleting the game.

Anyway, let’s just come back to the point, the game is available for free from the Google Play Store and the App Store and comes with in-app advertisements. For those of you who want to know how much they’re making, it’s a whopping $50k per day. The number was revealed to The Verge by the Vietnamese Developer Dong Nguyen, the creator of the game during an interview.

The reason Flappy Bird is so popular is that it happens to be something different from mobile games today, and is a really good game to compete against each other,” Nguyen says. “People in the same classroom can play and compete easily because [Flappy Bird] is simple to learn, but you need skill to get a high score.

When asked if the game will receive any update or any in-app purchase to remove the ads, the answer was simple: No. “Flappy Bird has reached a state where anything added to the game will ruin it somehow, so I’d like to leave it as is. I will think about a sequel but I’m not sure about the timeline,” he says.

Now, will I recommend this game? If you don’t love yourself and your phone or you’re thinking about dumping your current handset, sure, head over to the Google Play Store or iOS App Store and download it. If you do, I’d love to hear about your thoughts regarding the game.

Source: The Verge


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