Flappy Bird copycats

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:

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.