The smash hit Flappy Bird has had quite the roller coaster ride, going from general obscurity to earning $50,000/day almost overnight. The game’s developer hasn’t coped well with its success, and after having a public meltdown on Twitter, has followed through with this promise to remove Flappy Bird from the Google Play Store and iTunes.
But Flappy Bird flaps on… you can still download Flappy Bird on the Windows Phone Market.
The game’s developer had earlier promised to bring Flappy Bird to Windows Phone and it came to fruition from developer IG Mobile, last updated on February 6th.
It’s unclear if IG Mobile is the same developer: the official developer of Flappy Bird is named Dong Nguyen and he publishes his games on Android and iOS under the company name Dot Gears. Further more, on Friday, only 24 hours prior to declaring their eventual removal and after the game was already available on Windows Phone, Nguyen apologized to Flappy fans that the WP version of Flappy Bird was not yet ready.
If the game is an unsanctioned clone – and it likely is – I’m not so sure Windows Phone fans need worry it will disappear from the market. Considering the developer is foregoing a fortune by removing his game from Android and iTunes, I doubt he would put forth the effort to have a copycat removed from Windows Phone.
So go forth! Download Flappy Bird for Windows Phone and brag about your high score in our forums!
[Via Windows Phone Forums]