Flappy Bird already generating $50k per day in ad revenue
posted by Michael H. / Feb 05, 2014, 7:44 PM
Play charts for about a month will definitely help with reaching that level of revenue. The app has been downloaded about 50 million times and has garnered very high reviews in both app stores.That is an impressive number for a game that was "inspired" by a pipe level from Super Mario Bros, with the physics of a Mario Bros water level, and a character based on the Cheep Cheep (a flying fish, not a bird) from the same game. Add in that it is an insta-kill any time you touch anything, and you have the recipe for a hit. Of course, being at the top of the iTunes and Google
Maybe the most impressive of all is that the game was created by Vietnamese developer Dong Nguyen, who made the game as a part time project after school. In all, the game took him about three days to create, and now it is generating an average of $50,000 in ad revenue every day. Of course, Nguyen does openly admit that he got lucky with this game. Statistics have shown that with the glut of games and apps these days, the chances of hitting it big are incredibly low, but Nguyen has managed it.
Nguyen even said in an interview with The Verge that he feels like "Flappy Bird has reached a state where anything added to the game will ruin it somehow". He has considered adding an in-app payment to remove the ads, but might not bother. Given that quote, we probably can't expect volume controls either. Nguyen feels like he got lucky finding the right balance of difficulty and fun with this game, so he has already started thinking about his next game.
source: The Verge
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lmao. It is only popular because of Pewdiepie managing to cover it. Virtually nobody had heard of it before then. He has about 8 digits worth of subs, plenty of people to start the bandwagon.
posted on Feb 05, 2014, 7:52 PM 5
The most overrated game.
posted on Feb 05, 2014, 8:03 PM 4
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Looks like someone can't get passed five pipes lol.
posted on Feb 05, 2014, 8:21 PM 7
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High score - 33 lol.
posted on Feb 05, 2014, 8:34 PM 0
What do you mean thinking about his next game? He already has about 4 or 5 out in the Apple App Store. This isnt a big deal but cmon, if you can't get your facts straight over a silly game artical, what else do you misconcept and deceive this community about, especially bigger and better articals..
posted on Feb 05, 2014, 8:41 PM 0
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