Flappy Bird

Game Controls

Play Flappy Bird on Mobile or Desktop. Click or tap on the screen to get started. Click your left mouse button, space bar, or tap the screen to fly the bird as far as you can without hitting a pipe or the ground.

Gameplay

Flappy Bird Online is an arcade-style game where you control a bird which moves to the right. The player navigates the bird through a pair of pipes that have equally sized gaps at random heights. The bird automatically descends and only ascends when the player taps the screen, presses the left mouse button, or presses the space bar. A successful pass through a pair of pipes will award the player one point but colliding with a pipe or with the ground ends the gameplay. On the game over screen, the player is awarded a bronze medal if they reached ten or more points, a silver medal from twenty points, a gold medal from thirty points, and a platinum medal if you can reach forty points.

History

Flappy Bird Unblocked was developed by Dong Nguyen, under his game development company https://dotgears.com/. In the game, the player controls a bird, attempting to fly between columns of green pipes without hitting them.

While the game was released in May 2013, it received a sudden spike in popularity in early 2014, becoming a major hit. By the end of January 2014, it was the most downloaded free game in the Apple iOS App Store.

Flappy Bird World Record

Eli Duke is well known in the Flappy Bird community. He was the first person ever to reach a high score of 9,813 points. Duke's world record score was achieved on November 5, 2014, after playing the game for multiple hours.

Why was Flappy Bird Taken Down

The developer said he felt guilty over what he considered to be the game's addictive nature and over usage. Its popularity and sudden removal caused phones with the game installed before its removal to be put up for sale for high prices over the Internet.

What Happened to Flappy Bird

On February 8, 2014, Nguyen announced on Twitter that the game would be removed from the mobile app stores within 22 hours of his announcement. The original Flappy Bird Game is no longer available in either the Apple iOS App Store or the Google Play Store.