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'Flappy Jam' hopes to recreate gameplay of deleted 'Flappy Bird'

By Rebekah Penner ,

The creator of the popular game Flappy Bird might have taken down the original game but that doesn’t mean similar ones can't be created. "Flappy Jam" was launched only days ago and has nine more days of development left until its Feb. 24 deadline.

As previously reported, Flappy Bird was taken down Sunday, Feb. 9 by its creator, Dong Nguyen, because it was too addictive. As a result, independent game developers organized a "game jam" to create games with a similar concept.

Their goals were described as follows: "Make a hard, almost unplayable game; use assets inspired (not ripped) from classics; FLAPPY word or gameplay not mandatory; have fun, be supportive. Hate must not win," reported PC Magazine.

Currently featuring 235 games, Flappy Jam was created as a result of all the negative feedback Nguyen received when he took down Flappy Bird. Nguyen received such extreme hate, including death threats, on Twitter when the game was taken down.

Games created through Flappy Jam follow roughly the same premise of Flappy Bird, with players maneuvering their characters by tapping a touch screen and navigating through a series of obstacles.

"Indie gamedevs are friendly and supportive, envy and teasing should not belong to our community, nor be a cause of suffering," reads the description on Flappy Jam’s official website.

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

 
 

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