Flappy Bird clone now available off the Play Store for Android Wear smartwatches
If you thought that the Flappy Bird mania has ran its course, you may be in for a surprise. One of the latest additions to the still fledgling Android Wear platform for wearables is Flopsy Bird -- a Flappy Bird clone that you can play on your future Moto 360, LG G Watch, and others. Flopsy Bird is currently free to download off the Play Store, and is brought to us by German computer science student Sebastian Mauer.
For those of you who somehow missed on the whole Flappy Bird craze or are feeling a little foggy, here's a refresher. The painfully-addictive game became a smashing success, as it went viral around the web, mostly due to its difficulty. In no time, it was reported that Vietenamese indie developer, Dong Nguyen, who created Flappy Bird, was earning some $50,000 a day through ads displayed in-game.
Soon after, Nguyen announced that he's planning on pulling down his game off the iTunes and Play app stores, and he actually did. Apparently, the developer was caught off guard with the game's success, and reportedly wanted to be given "peace" from the crowds of Vietnamese reporters. As soon as the app was removed, a number of clones charged in to capitalize on the success of the game. Flappy Bird is now back on the Play Store, but not the iTunes store.