It looks like the Flappy Bird craze is finally starting to die down. We haven’t heard more news about the crazy rise and fall of this insanely popular app for a while now. Maybe we are all just too distracted by Twitch Plays Pokémon.
… I just wasted like an hour watching Twitch Plays Pokémon before continuing to write this article… where was I?
Oh yes, Flappy Bird. Unfortunately the craze still has a few dying breaths left in it, and one of the more interesting ones is a brand new Grand Theft Auto IV mod. Made by Julionib and Quechus13, the mod allows our friend Niko Bellic the ability to fly. Unfortunately, he has to fly by Flappy Bird rules, clicking to rise and move forward and simply letting himself fall when he wants to lose altitude.
The goal of the game, as is the goal of every GTA game, is to recklessly murder pedestrians. If Niko falls on a pedestrian he earns points and gets catapulted high into the air, allowing him to continue his streak. However, if he touches any piece of the environment or the ground, he drops like a rock and has to start all over.
It looks surprisingly fun and addictive. Maybe the spirit of Flappy Bird won’t ever really die.
Source: GTA Scripting
Senior Contributing Writer