Flappy Is A Plush Toy That Doubles As A Flappy Bird Controller

Flappy Is A Plush Toy That Doubles As A Flappy Bird Controller

This Flappy Bird controller won't break when you inevitably smash it on the ground.

Just because Flappy Bird has been pulled from the App Store and Google Play doesn't mean that entrepreneurial folk will stop clamoring to cash in on the game's success. We've already seen a slew of Flappy Bird copy cats and a $10,000 t-shirt, but now a couple of technologists from the West Coast have developed Flappy: a plush toy that's also a wireless controller.

When Flappy is lifted, a motion sensor inside the toy triggers Flappy Bird's bouncy flight pattern. And judging from the videos, Flappy brings a new level of frustration to an already infuriating game. Luckily, Flappy's plushy exterior means that you can rage throw the toy without causing major damage to pets or family members.

If a Flappy Bird plush toy sounds like something you need, it might be time to make a donation to Flappy's crowd funding campaign. Everyone who donates will get their very own Flappy Bird clone, but the orders won't be processed until the project reaches its $25,000 goal.

Source: Flappy Toy

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Why is that guy wearing a unicorn head? Are we gonna address that? We're not? Cool.

OT: It's kinda cute I guess. Not gonna buy one, mind :P

A lot of things are coming out at the piggyback of Flappy Bird and yet none of them managed to improve anything upon it. So much effort to remain in the same place:

...
What in the love of fuck.

josemlopes:
A lot of things are coming out at the piggyback of Flappy Bird and yet none of them managed to improve anything upon it. So much effort to remain in the same place:

I disagree. There has been plenty of games that have improved upon it.

Better mechanically: http://terrycavanaghgames.com/maverickbird/
Better visually: http://www.onemrbean.com/games/flippybord/
Better in terms of utter insanity: http://gamejolt.com/games/arcade/delirious-bird/22825/

And countless others in the Flappy Jam.

I'd get that plushie because it looks cool to me. I don't have the Flappy Bird Game though, nor do I plan on buying any of it's copy cats...

So they want $25k to rip off a game which was largely built on "borrowed" assets anyway?

I don't care if you do get a toy, or a unicorn head, it still seems like a bad idea anyway

Am I the only one that does not get the Flappy Bird craze at all?

Tried it. Didn't like it. It's pretty meh even by app store standards.

josemlopes:
A lot of things are coming out at the piggyback of Flappy Bird and yet none of them managed to improve anything upon it. So much effort to remain in the same place:

You sir, I believe, just won the thread.

OT: I like the toy, it's a great idea for kids... But I still don't quite understand the attractions of such games outside of addiction. I did love Canabalt, but that's cause I found my mind could wander whilst I played, ever at a high distance, fueled by the music and imagery (I do my best mental creation whilst distracted). I suppose I just did get hooked on this'un.

 

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