Flappy Bird is a mobile game developed by game developer Dong Nguyen and released in 2013. It is a side-scroller where the player controls a bird, attempting to fly between columns of green pipes without hitting them. The game is exceptionally difficult, with a single mistake resulting in the bird’s demise. Flappy Bird gained immense popularity in early 2014 after its release, and by the end of the year, it had grossed over $50 million in revenue.
The game has received both critical acclaim and criticism for its simplicity, addictive gameplay, and monotonous graphics. Critics have praised the game for its addictiveness, while some have argued that its difficulty level is too high. Despite the mixed reception, Flappy Bird has become a cultural phenomenon, inspiring numerous clones and parodies. The game has been removed from the App Store and Google Play Store, but remains available to play online.