Ok devs, OWN UP... who registered flappy Bird 2?

03-03-2014, 01:04 AM
#1
Ok devs, OWN UP... who registered flappy Bird 2?

Hi

So when Flappy Bird game was taken down by Dong, I immediately started to develop a clone (Idiot Bird in my sig)

Whe registering the name in iTC i tried a couples of name, one in particular i wanted so much, but it is already unavailable.

The name is: FLAPPY BIRD 2

SO OWN UP!! Who got this name registered and when it is going to be submitted?

03-03-2014, 02:31 AM
#2
Who cares really?

Last edited by FuurinRei; 03-03-2014 at 02:49 AM.

03-03-2014, 02:50 AM
#3
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I thought (and hoped) that Apple were denying all these thousands of flappy bird clones ?

I'll quite happily buy games from any non-flappy bird dev ! However i've got quite a few on my avoid list now !
03-03-2014, 03:26 AM
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Originally Posted by psj3809 View Post
I thought (and hoped) that Apple were denying all these thousands of flappy bird clones ?

I'll quite happily buy games from any non-flappy bird dev ! However i've got quite a few on my avoid list now !
don't hate them cause of that. Most games copy mechanics. I love the inspiration flappy has given many people. Sure there are tons of clones which are little more than the original but some like Mr Flap are super coolio.



If some registered flappy 2 I doubt it will get past review.

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03-03-2014, 03:40 AM
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don't hate them cause of that. Most games copy mechanics. I love the inspiration flappy has given many people. Sure there are tons of clones which are little more than the original but some like Mr Flap are super coolio.

If some registered flappy 2 I doubt it will get past review.
Theres copying game mechanics and then theres just blatant copies its embarassing. Every day theres yet another boring thread for yet another flappy bird clone game, for me its a low point of iOS gaming currently.

Just hope in the near future this will all calm down and we can get back to great original iOS games
03-03-2014, 03:58 AM
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Theres copying game mechanics and then theres just blatant copies its embarassing. Every day theres yet another boring thread for yet another flappy bird clone game, for me its a low point of iOS gaming currently.

Just hope in the near future this will all calm down and we can get back to great original iOS games
I am sure it will.

But the flip side is people who would of never made a game have had that experience. Part of my work is teaching young kids (8-12) how to make games, and they are basically clones but the experience they get from it is great and the pride they have.

That certainly isn't the low point in iOS gaming. The payment models and tactics some companies use (successfully) is much more of an issue.

Yes you might not like the clone, but maybe that will be the first steps and they will try again.

I actually made a flappy bird clone too but I haven't released it. It is a little different, but unless I can make it significantly different I probably won't release it.

Please follow me on twitter @JamesDestined I post lots of development from both my game creation and professional development.
Time to measure - Brain challenge https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/time...820864672?mt=8
The light box, can you solve it (free) (on google play too)
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-...6300?ls=1&mt=8
03-03-2014, 08:28 AM
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it wasn't me! we just made the FLAPPY BIRD ON FIRE!!! video!
03-03-2014, 08:33 AM
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But the flip side is people who would of never made a game have had that experience. Part of my work is teaching young kids (8-12) how to make games, and they are basically clones but the experience they get from it is great and the pride they have.

That certainly isn't the low point in iOS gaming. The payment models and tactics some companies use (successfully) is much more of an issue.
Learning to code something basic or to teach young kids is one thing, but then releasing it on the app store is another !

Yes theres the whole freemium argument which then leads to people waiting for price drops/games to be free etc, to me those two both have their problems.

But as a gamer day after day seeing yet another flappy clone with another animals name in the title, just depressing.
03-03-2014, 09:39 AM
#9
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Location: Virginia, USA
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You cannot put the word "flappy" on your game titles anymore. Apple banned it. You need to change it to flabby or floppy or whatever.
03-03-2014, 11:42 AM
#10
I personally refuse to release any game with "bird" in the title.