Flappy Bird: The Devil's Spawn in a Game

Flappy Bird: The Devil's Spawn in a Game

If you have looking for a game that resembles the spawn of the devil, look no further. Created by developer Nguyen Ha Dong from Vietnam, Flappy Bird is a seemingly simple game yet is literally driving everyone bat-shit crazy. The problem: everyone hates it so much that they feel the need to prove that they aren't incompetent. The only way to do that is to continue playing the game. You start playing, it leads you into a false sense of security, cruising between pipes, then BAM! Your bird is dead. 

So why is this game so difficult? I mean the instructions are simple enough: tap. With each methodic tap, you hear the flap of the beasts wings hoping that you don't miss a beat. Don't even bother saying "one more game" after losing the last 50. Once you start, you can't stop, and it doesn't help that the play button is so conveniently placed.

While we are sweating away thinking that we are the problem, in reality Ha Dong actually designed this game to be frustrating. "Our work is heavily influenced by retro pixellated games in its golden age. Everything is pure, extremely hard and incredibly fun to play.” So from the beginning, he knew what he was going to be doing to masses. It's a conspiracy I tell you, there is no way he was just lucky. He's playing with us. 

The next question is how did this game––that everyone seems to hate––get so dang popular? Well, think about it. If you something what do you usually do? You share your hatred and disdain for said thing, and hope others will hate it just as much. The same goes for this game. People are sharing their scores, but mostly their disdain for the game. Instead of being warned, people take this as a green light to download it for themselves. Flappy Bird is using the same concept of a viral video: to get downloads and be talked about. It's pretty intelligent.

 I have never experienced a game so difficult without any cheats around. Of course, there is a little bit of your pride being thrown in the gutter when you feel the need to look up trick and tips for this game. But I can honestly say I've gone off the deep end.  When you are spending 4 hours trying to beat your best score of 8, try telling me that a cheat doesn't sound pleasant. 

So, check it out. Be warned though, this game is not for the faint of heart and those prone to throwing their phones across rooms. You will get angry, you will want to cry, and you will question your level of intelligence. In the end though, it's a fun game. Enter with caution. 

Photo Credits: Feature Image by Mobile Game Place, Rant by Tumblr, Dr. Evil Gif by Wiffle Gif, Chart from Tech Crunch, Devil Bird by Who Talking, Crazy Stuey by Wordpress

Feb 2, 2014 @ 11:59

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