Swing Copters is the next game from Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen

Swing Copters is the next game from Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen
Flappy Bird was an unequivocal phenomenon, and even became too much for its own creator, Dong Nguyen. Nguyen ended up pulling the game from app stores because of how addictive it had become, despite the game earning $55,000 per day in ad revenue. Now, he's coming back with a new game called Swing Copters, and it doesn't look like he's stretching himself too much with this new concept.

From the looks of the trailer video, Swing Copters is essentially Flappy Bird turned vertically. It looks like once again the only interaction is a simple tap, but this time your little copter will swing left and right as it rises, and your tap will cause your copter to change direction. As you rise, you'll have to avoid swinging hammers on either side of the screen. And, of course, touching anything will kill you. Add in the retro pixel graphics, and it really does look like a vertical Flappy Bird. 

Time will have to tell if Swing Copter can capture the same balance of difficulty and frustration to keep players hooked, but an early hands-on from TouchArcade makes it sound as though it is a very sticky game. Swing Copters will be released next week, likely for iOS and Android, but that hasn't been confirmed. The game will be free to download, and have an in-app purchase of 99 cents to remove the ads. 


source: TouchArcade via Mashable

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14 Comments

1. tempdogg74

Posts: 133; Member since: Jan 04, 2009

I want it

2. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

this is going to make people mad again

7. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

especially the developer

3. andynaija

Posts: 1247; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Looking forward to it!

4. hurrycanger

Posts: 1754; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

That looks fun, and I like the sound effect. xD

5. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

The only game in the play store that can truly test the k1.

8. hurrycanger

Posts: 1754; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Hahaha.

6. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Flappy Bird was better in terms of simplicity and idiocy.

9. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Nice. Seems like a nice game to get addicted to.

10. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

TEMPLE RUN FTW......

11. vuyonc

Posts: 1088; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Well, at least it isn't an uninspired piece of junk like Flappy Bird. Though I was expecting something more original.

12. Forsi

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 29, 2014

Gee, thanks, Satan!

13. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

At least now we know the real reason why he removed flappy bird: because it was copied from two sources: the French game Piou Piou in the play store with some elements from Mario Bros for the graphics. He didn't expect such a great success, and when he realized he could be sued, he promptly removed the game and found a copule of excuses. Now he submits a game with basically the same gameplay, but with some changes so that the original authors couldn't say that it's copied anymore.

14. hammie123

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

my highscore is right now 31. I have made a youtube clip from my highscore yesterday 20. maybe you will be helped with my tactics :P youtube link: youtube.com/watch?v=uJXhe47-Big

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