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Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen’s latest game, Swing Copters, will arrive this week

August 18, 2014

Dong Nguyen, developer of the global phenomenon Flappy Bird, is back with a new game arriving on the App Store this week.

Touch Arcade got some hands on time with Swing Copters. And anyone who enjoyed Flappy Bird should like the new game:

Swing Copters captures all the “just one more try” of Flappy Bird, and seems even more brutally difficult. In the game, you play as a little dude who has a propeller on his head. Swing Copters coaxes you to tap the screen, at which point you’re airborne, wildly flying to one side. Tapping changes your flight direction, and the goal is similar: Fly through as many gates and get as high as you can. Sort of similar to Flappy Bird, but going up instead of to the side.

Here’s a quick gameplay trailer. Click here if you can’t see it.

The game will land this Thursday, Aug. 21. It will be free to download, but an in-app purchase of $0.99 will remove all of the advertising.

Back in May, Nguyen said he planned to bring a multiplayer version of Flappy Bird to the App Store this month. We don’t know if that is still the case. As you probably remember, he pulled the original game back in February, saying it was too addictive.

For other recent app news and reviews, see: Craaave on the iPhone is like Snapchat for music, Shelf Control: Choose your own adventure in Bulkypix’s Light Apprentice game-book, and ‘Bincrypted’ content storage and sharing app Mustbin updated with improvements.

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