Super Hexagon developer makes best Flappy Bird game yet

There goes the afternoon.

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Super Hexagon and VVVVVV developer Terry Cavanagh has made a Flappy Bird tribute in his own inimitable style: Maverick Bird.

Maverick Bird, a browser-based Flash game you can play right now (via Polygon), replaces Flappy Bird's Nintendo-esque pipes with sharp, angled columns, throws in some various other hazards, and introduces a dive button for swifter drops.

The catchy music in the background is also "Vietnam" by Kozilek, from the artist's Pluto EP. You can listen to it online, and I'll wager you might even have it on repeat for most of the afternoon.

"Thanks for the inspiration, Dong," wrote Cavanagh. "Looking forward to your next game when things settle down!"

The story of Flappy Bird culminated over the weekend when creator Dong Nguyen decided to take the chart-topping application down, which triggered a rush of clones and imitators swooping in for a grab at its success.

Flappy Bird "happened to become an addictive product," said Ngyuen yesterday. "I think it has become a problem. To solve that problem, it’s best to take down Flappy Bird. It’s gone forever.”

After spending a good chunk of the morning battling away at Maverick Bird (my personal record is a pathetic 17), I think I'd happily pay $0.99 if it ends up coming out on iOS or Android. How about you?

Discussion

23 comments
Evil_Sidekick
Evil_Sidekick

Am i the only one that have no idea what Flappy Bird is (was) and be actually extremely proud of it?

gamerno66666
gamerno66666

Super hexagon is way more awesome. make some new original games Terry.

Solace427
Solace427

Let it go....just let it go....

It was fun at the beginning but after all this just blew out of proportion it became stale rather quickly.


Also, I am convinced there is nothing better to report given the focus on such a basic game.

FULGOREY2K
FULGOREY2K

man they should just let it die already

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

None of us care about Flappy Birds..

Its over get use to it.

Harbinger_CR
Harbinger_CR

I want more Flappy Bird news just to watch people explode in the comments!

Xirtahm
Xirtahm

Jesus fucking Christ, can we please stop with the Flappy Bird news?!

noandno
noandno

I'm tired of this shit 

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

Anyone can give me a link to the music for this game? I like Super Hexagon's.

(Oh wait, Niamh Houston did not do the music for this one.)

barrybarryk
barrybarryk

18 after about 15 minutes of almost trance like tapping.

I'd buy it for a quid or two, I don't have anything against selling or buying small simple games but shopping your users details to third parties under the guise of "free" is low.

MAD_AI
MAD_AI

Super Hexagon is way more addictive and difficult than Flappy Bird tho, still can't beat the first level...

ScreamDream
ScreamDream

I scored a six on about 10 tries. Not as good as Flappy Birds though.

MAGIC-KINECT
MAGIC-KINECT

In other words:

 Thanks for being a pu$$y and taking your game down Dong! Now I'll rip YOU off and make $50,000+ a day!

masterace202
masterace202

i am really getting tired of this fappy bird bullsh!t

Xirtahm
Xirtahm

@masterace202 Not sure if "fappy" typo was accidental or intentional....

.... hmmm...

mexetudo13
mexetudo13

@masterace202  U just jelly of the smartphone master race.