Is the creator of Flappy Bird a genius?
With minimal coding he made a game which brings in one years salary per day. He literally did everything right: simple gameplay, cute graphics, fast gameplay which makes a lot of ad views, social media integration for free advertisement
How long until android becomes the 'flash game' dumpsters divers wet dream?
Simple case of getting lucky, just like Angry Birds.
Luck is a bitch.
Are you fucking retarded? You must be macfags since you clearly like to abuse that word.
That is a simple game to implement. He just had a good idea for a game that could be interesting to play but that doesn't make him a genious in any way ffs.
yup. it has ads all over it. will be interesting to see if nintendy has any legal claim for his ad revenue under viet law.
i almost feel sorry for the guy, saying his life is ruined. all the people he's ever known will be after his cashmoney especially since vietnam is so poor.
ah, i thought that pulling it from the stores might affect how ad revenue is affected.
oh well, good for the brer. he should just move and hire someone to handle publicity etc.
Is he a genius? Well if you can call boosting your game up to #2 in the Google Play Store download rankings by bots and fake reviews, then yes.
Otherwise, I suspect that he probably realized that the people who run those stores might catch on to him and have his game removed ether way.
So unless the bot boost and fake reviews were done by someone else who charged him a lot for it, he did make quite a lot of money and most people don't have a clue about how he did it.
They aren't. Ads are implemented with an adsense key. The only thing tied to the Play Store, and therefor a Developer Account, is your Merchant Wallet, which equals profits from IAPs and app purchases.
Maybe not, but literally the only thing more shameless than what he did is using the actual sprites from the games. It's a bit like that Chinese game that used low poly knockoff's of Torchlight assets.
Oops.... Here's a picture where you can actually see what Runic were on about.
>How long until android becomes the 'flash game' dumpsters divers wet dream?
It already is.
Not saying that people that make these games don't deserve some money, but it feels completely out of balance with how much big game developers (the actual developers, not the companies / publishers) make annually.
>copy basic ideas
>get really lucky
>FUCKING GENIUS THIS GUYS THE NEXT TURING LADIES AND GENTLEMEN
I just cringe with jealousy when I hear anything about that game.
I will do this some day
And I will do it BECAUSE I HAVE NO SHAME but I also don't have any creativity or artistic skill so whatever
If you think that then you obviously don't understand copyright. The very fact that we ALL know what those pipes look like mean that there is some copyright infringement.
Theyre not just green pipes. They look similar enough to pips in SMB that a connection is made between the two and that overlaps forms association. Only Nintendo has a say in its associations.
The game gained popularity by accident. Unlike like the Battleblops Ghosts 6 bilgeware you see published by multibillion corporations, which will always be popular by default despite all being awful and identical.
He did nothing. Its shameless copypasta
And probably the reason why he stopped it when it became too big, he was afraid to face legal actions.
Well, if we go by Aristotle' definition, "luck" means that something happened by chance, or accidentally, as a result of a conscious effort. I am assuming that the creator of the game did not expect his game to become so popular, and did not work specifically to meet this end. The overwhelming popularity of the game was not his intention, his intention was to make enough money to live comfortably (I assume).
>he was afraid to face legal actions.
>making shit up
the game on the left looks like shit. I bet it feels like shit to play too. The one on the right actually looks polished. I wonder why it did better.
I don't recall angry birds ever being sued by the guys who made castle crashers. I don't remember and game company being sued for copying any other game either unless it explicitly ripped off game code and art assets etc.