Flappy Bird: Fall Out Boy design own version of addictive app called ‘Fall Out Bird’
The emo band coded the new product in less than 24 hours in a vain attempt to fill the void left by the game being taken off sale
Never ones to miss an opportunity, Fall Out Boy have designed their very own Flappy Bird-style app.
The emo rock band apparently coded the new product – called Fall Out Bird – in less than 24 hours in a vain attempt to fill the void left by creator Dong Nguyen’s decision to pull the original off sale.
The real version of Flappy Bird was deemed by Nguyen to be “too addictive” and had, he said, become “a problem”.
The developer of the popular app, which was rumoured to be generating $50,000 a day in advertising revenue, added that his life "has not been as comfortable as it was before".
After the game was axed, iPhones with the app still installed sprung up on eBay, some going on auction for as much as £50,000.
Nguyen even received death threats on Twitter from angry fans who were desperate for Flappy Bird to be re-uploaded.
But rest assured, those suffering from withdrawal symptoms can now download Fall Out Boy’s very own version, Fall Out Bird.
And here's what Fall Out Boy actually look like when they're not being Flappy and pixilated and bird-like. “Rome wasn’t built in a day, but this game was. Coming … as soon as it’s approved,” the band announced, adding that the app will be available to iOS and Android users sometime this week.
The version features bandmembers Pete Wentz, Joe Trohman, Andy Hurley and Patrick Stump… As flappy floating heads.
The venture marks the group’s second foray into the world of parody videogaming. The band released Fall Out Boy Trail in 2009, their very own take on the classic Oregon Trail.
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