Pugo, Flappy Bird Inspired Game Developed by Filipinos, Shoots to Number One on iOS App Store

March 3, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Pugo, one of many Flappy Bird knockoffs, shot to the top of the iOS App Store after being introduced last week.

The game is developed by Filipino Patrick Cabral and his wife Camy. 

It hit number one worldwide for free apps on Friday, February 28.

However, as of March 3, the game had dropped out of the top 50 in the App Store.

It’s also not near the top of the Android App Store.

Similar to Flappy Bird, users tap the screen to control the character and avoid the obstacles. Instead of the flappy bird and a Mario-inspired tube world, the bird is a pink quail exploring the forest.

Players get extra lives by picking up Philippine flags along the way. 

Pugo is the Cabrals’ first game. 

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