Remember Flappy Bird? Of course you do. If you were a fan of the infuriatingly addictive game, you’ll be happy to learn that Dong Nguyen, the game’s creator, is coming out with a new title this week that is said to be just as difficult to put down.
Hitting the App Store on August 21, Swing Copters captures a similar gameplay mechanic to its predecessor which is set to make it just as punishing. Touch Arcade has an exclusive first look at the new game:
Swing Copters captures all the “just one more try” of Flappy Bird, and seems even more brutally difficult. In the game, you play as a little dude who has a propeller on his head. Swing Copters coaxes you to tap the screen, at which point you’re airborne, wildly flying to one side. Tapping changes your flight direction, and the goal is similar: Fly through as many gates and get as high as you can. Sort of similar to Flappy Bird, but going up instead of to the side.
Flappy Bird was pulled form the App Store in February with the creator citing its addictive tendencies as reason for its removal. The app was said to be raking in upwards of $50,000 a day in advertising revenues at its peak. Its popularity even sparked a wave of copycat apps the likes of which the App Store had never seen prompting Apple to clamp down on similar titles.
Nguyen had previously said that Flappy Bird would return to the App Store in August, that’s this month to the keen eyed among us, but fans of the original will be disheartened to discover that it has not yet rematerialized.
In the mean time, you can occupy yourself with Swing Copters from Thursday. The game will be a free download with a $0.99 in-app purchase to remove ads.
Source: Touch Arcade