February 10, 2014
In memory of Flappy Bird, Badland has just gone on sale for a limited time. After its unexpected turn as an App Store chart-topper, Flappy Bird was unexpectedly pulled from the App Store by its developer, Dong Nguyen. Even as it was earning him more than $50,000 per day, the Vietnam-based developer claimed that the game's surprising success was ruining his simple life. So, it's game over for Flappy Bird. As of yesterday, the frustratingly fun and annoyingly addictive one-tap flapping game is no longer available in the App Store. As a result, iOS devices with Flappy Bird installed have popped up on eBay, with bids going as high as $100,000. And much more understandably, a number of copycat games, including Ironpants, Fly Birdie, Flappy Bee, and Flappy Plane, have risen to the occasion as alternatives to the now defunct game. But if you'd rather play something with far more originality, Frogmind is offering its award-winning one-tap flapping game, Badland, for purchase at a reduced price. For a limited time only, Badland is available to download in the App Store at 50 percent off its regular price. Normally priced at $3.99, the App Store Best of 2013 awardee now goes for just $1.99. As though to point out the shared one-tap flapping gameplay between Flappy Bird and Badland, Frogmind had a bit of fun last week by posting a video showing the former's title character barely surviving a level of the latter. Take a look: If you can't see the video embedded above, please click here.
Fly Birdie - Flappy Bird Flyer