Flappy Bird, a game available for Android and iOS, is now available on your browser.
The Flash game website Kongregate put the game up on its website earlier this week.
The game’s mechanics are slightly different on the Flash version of the game.
“Of course it’s hard, of course it’s frustrating, of course it’s annoying. It’s not supposed to be easier. There’s a million easier one-button obstacle course games out there. The point is that it’s freaking hard, and even breaking double digits is an achievement,” reads one reviewer.
The game’s developer, Dong Nguyen of Vietnam, recently spoke about the meteoric rise of the game.
“I made the game alone so there is no team, and my games are very simple so there is no need for much manpower resources. I like to reuse my artwork from game to game. The bird in Flappy Bird, I actually drew in 2012 to use in a platformer game but the project was cancelled. All the programming took around 2-3 days at best with all the tuning to make the gameplay feel right. In my games, there is no impossible situations that players cannot pass,” he told The Chocolate Lab Apps website.
According to The Verge, Nguyen added that he makes about of $50,000 per day from in-app ads.
“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 told the Verge. “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.”
“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,” Nguyen said. “I will think about a sequel but I’m not sure about the timeline.”
Here’s a tutorial on how to “hack” the game: