Super Hexagon developer Terry Cavanagh has created a freeware Flappy Bird tribute called Maverick Bird.
Based on Super Hexagon code, the browser-based game is currently available to play for free from Cavanagh's website. The music featured in Maverick Bird is "Vietnam" by electronic music artist Kozilek, which is featured on the artist's Pluto EP. Cavanagh, who recently revealed plans to release retro-styled platformer VVVVVV on multiple platforms later this year, wrote "Thanks for the inspiration, Dong. Looking forward to your next game when things settle down!"
Announcing over the weekend that he will pull Flappy Bird from both iTunes App Store and Google Play, indie developer Dong Nguyen revealed yesterday that the decision was based on his belief that it was an "addictive product."
Flappy Bird was downloaded more than 50 million times during its lifetime and averaged $50,000 in ad revenue per day. Following the game's commercial success, it was suggested that Nguyen employed bots to boost the game's ranking in Apple's App Store. Smartphones installed with game began appearing on eBay within a day of its removal from the app marketplaces.
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