When you thought Flappy Bird was gone for good, developers have been busy releasing copycats of the notorious game:
Flappy Bird: AppStore sees new clone of Dong Nguyen’s game every 24 minutes – News – Gadgets & Tech – The Independent
Over Sixty ‘Flappy Bird’ Clones Hit Apple’s App Store Every Single Day
The same has happened on Google Play:
- Clumsy Bird has between 10M and 50M downloads: Clumsy Bird – Android-appar på Google Play
- And there are plenty more: flappy bird – Android-appar på Google Play
Simple (2D pixelart sprites is good enough), addictive, and using established/proven concepts seem to be key criteria for mass adoption of mobile games, and it’s also been shown that in-app purchases of more levels or (secondarily) advertising is what works revenue-wise, not upfront cost.