JAYHAWK - SPRING 2018
Fun Times at JMS
Fun Facts about Flappy Bird
By: Edward C., Jordan P., and Aslan W.
Flappy bird is not as dull and inflammatory a mobile game as you think. There are hundreds of facts out there that you probably don’t even know about! We’ll list some of these strange facts below:
Flappy Bird has as many reviews on the app store as Gmail does (47,000!)
Going viral slowly made Flappy Bird seem like an old game, but it’s really only 5 years old!
Flappy Bird was once the #1 free app in 107 countries on iphone, and 100 countries on ipad.
The lowest rating Flappy Bird dropped in a country was all the way down to # 685
Flappy Bird only took 2 days to make!
Due to becoming so popular, clones and rip-offs started popping up everywhere, the first one being the mobile game, Iron Pants
The creator of Flappy Bird, Dong Nguyen, based the game on Super Mario Bros “cheep cheep”
Advertisements in Flappy Bird get over $50,000 in profit because of the popularity of the game
The game has been downloaded over 50,000,000 times
Flappy Bird was banned in February 11, 2014 by the creator. Dong Nguyen said that it was way too addictive, which convinced him to remove it, and it’s not coming back!
Phones preloaded with the hit game have been listed for more than $20,000 on eBay.
This game was so popular and liked, that when the creator removed the game from app store, some people were angry enough to send him serious threats!
The creator still has two games in the top 20 games section, but does not plan to remove them, since to him, they are “harmless”.
The creator removed Flappy Bird from the app store because he said it was negatively affecting his simple life.
Gamers loved it, but critics didn’t, some daring to give it low ratings on app store. This made millions of players angry.
We didn't even know a lot of these facts so we hope that you were just as surprised as we were!
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