The starting screen of Flappy Bird encourages players to "get ready" - for the game's maddening difficulty. Photo: SCMP Pictures The starting screen of Flappy Bird encourages players to "get ready" - for the game's maddening difficulty. Photo: SCMP Pictures
The starting screen of Flappy Bird encourages players to "get ready" - for the game's maddening difficulty. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Terrible or terribly addictive? The viral video game phenomenon of Flappy Bird

Programmed by one man - Vietnamese developer Dong Nguyen - Flappy Bird is one of today's most popular games for mobile devices

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The starting screen of Flappy Bird encourages players to "get ready" - for the game's maddening difficulty. Photo: SCMP Pictures The starting screen of Flappy Bird encourages players to "get ready" - for the game's maddening difficulty. Photo: SCMP Pictures
The starting screen of Flappy Bird encourages players to "get ready" - for the game's maddening difficulty. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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