Flappy Bird, the surprisingly simplistic game that has become a rage on the iOS and Android platform has appeared on the Windows App Store. The original version was developed by Vietnam-based indie developer Dong Nguyen and although he recently tweeted that he is still working on the Windows version, it appears that a clone has sneaked on to the Windows platform courtesy IG Mobile.
For the uninitiated, Flappy Bird is a retro arcade styled game where you guide a tiny little bird past pipes and several other obstacles. Although the game mechanics couldn’t be simpler, (you tap on the screen to flap the bird’s wings and get it to fly), gamers have been highly frustrated by the inability to score as well as they would like, and yet seemingly find it hard to put it down too.
In fact, the blogosphere as well as social media platforms are awash with numerous posts showing off top scores, cheats, funny reviews, advice on how to play and even people venting out their frustration.
With some reports suggesting that the developer is making over $50K a day from the game, it is hardly surprising that someone has stolen a march over the developer on the Windows platform.
Flappy Bird has been downloaded over 50 million times on other platforms and the game is free to play with no in-app purchases. If you want to check out the cloned version on your Windows device, you can do so here.