Dear all app developers cloning "Flappy Bird"....

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Feb 14, 2014 3:59:10 PM

So I have been seeing a LARGE amount of "Flappy Bird" clones in "Let me show you my app" section since the news of the original being removed from Google Play.

Just a question to all the app developers who have cloned the game this past week (using other birds, pigs, cats & even poo). Have you cloned the app thinking that you to will be getting $50k a day or was it more to create your first app kinda thing? Have you been getting any installs?

On a side note, You can still get the Flappy Bird APK, or the original Flappy Bird on Google Play.

Would really like to know how your versions of Flappy Bird are going!

Feb 15, 2014 3:46:48 PM

I did it as more of a challenge for myself. I wanted to see how easy it was to do, and it was pretty easy. My expectations are pretty low, I don't expect it to be a hit. However, the first 2 days have been one of my best for an app release.

Feb 18, 2014 12:02:58 AM

to tell the truth, i didn't even thought that my game was counted as a clone : (
i hoped that my game is different enough to be just a small casual game.
The main reason for the clone dev is money, i mean on some sites the clones are in the top 10!

Feb 19, 2014 6:06:22 PM

I like to twist things around, and found that Flappy Bird was quite an interesting subject to twist.
I don't expect a $50k, I'd be happy if I am able to make at least 1% of that. lol

I still find it hard to advertise and promote my apps... without the promotion, it's almost impossible to get anywhere.

And yes, I'm trying to make a living out of making games, by stacking up one app at a time.

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Feb 20, 2014 10:22:16 AM

Hi guys, thanks for your input :) I am not a developer myself but I do know that app promotion is not easy.

How do you think the developer of "Flappy Bird" got to this point? It didn't look as any promotion was made and was all by word of mouth. Do you believe this though or do you think he had some marketing team behind him?

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Feb 20, 2014 5:30:41 PM

I read somewhere he had bots downloading his app to shoot it up at one point.. I'm unsure.

His real popularity boom came from PewDiePie. After PewDiePie reviewed his game, it became viral

Feb 28, 2014 6:29:50 AM

My development group Digi Sky Games has 6 games out right now, 3 are "inspired by" Dong Nguyen's games.
We didn't steal characters, but we made some that are pretty close. We added powerups and other small changes.

We are not trying to have the next $50k a day game (though it would be nice) - we are just trying to get a feel of what the audience out there want.

*admin edit: please only promote your free app in the Let me show you my app thread*

— modified on Feb 28, 2014 10:25:58 AM by moderator

Mar 2, 2014 2:51:30 AM

Dear Admin, my recent game, Hungry Ghost have a very very different gameplay from flappy bird. Try it yourself if you didn't believe. So, why is my app moved here?

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