In just a few weeks Flappy Bird has become a global sensation. The retro styled game with 8-bit graphics is quite popular, and even though it was only available on iOS and Android, it was downloaded millions of times around the globe. Later this week the game was expected to be launched on Windows Phone as well, but before that could happen, the developer pulled Flappy Bird because he just “cannot take this anymore.” Whatever his reasons might be of taking the game down, it won’t stop clones from propping up. The Pebble smartwatch gets a Flappy Bird clone called Tiny Bird.
Whipped up by developer Stuart Ha, Tiny Bird does a great job of bringing the infuriating Flappy Bird experience over to the 144×168 monochrome LCD display of the Pebble, which doesn’t have any touch capabilities. Since the game itself doesn’t require complicated gestures or taps, all users have to do to pay Tiny Birds is press Pebble’s UP button to make the bird flap its wings. At this point in time, Tiny Birds sits at the very top of the Pebble App Store, yet another testament to its popularity. The game topped the iTunes charts as well, and remained there for well over a couple of weeks.