We reported, earlier this week, that the Flappy Bird creator, Dong Nguyen, had pulled the plug on the hugely popular app. Since then, the world has gone absolutely mental. With reports of people selling their phones, with Flappy Bird installed on it, for crazy money on ebay, and the likes. Well, fear not ye little bird lovers, there's light at the end of the tunnel, yet.
Flappy Bird is back! Well, not quite. But a very similar game is here, I should say. Fall Out Bird.
'What the eff is that?' You ask.
'Haha, sher, It's the girl version of Fall Out Boy' says your mate to collective laughter.
'Why is he not laughing?' You inquire, worried, while staring at me incredulously.
Well, ladies and gents released, this is no laughing matter. In a bizzare twist, to the remarkable news that Flappy Bird was departing our app-ways, it is none other than Fall Out Boy who have come and saved the day/jumped on a genius marketing opportunity. A Flappy Bird spin off app, Fall Out Bird, will be available to you 'this week', reports The Guardian.
The band tweeted the news on Monday, remarking: “Rome wasn’t built in a day, but this game was,” while, later stating in another tweet “Coming ... as soon as it’s approved.”
So, much like the original, Fall Out Bird was created very quickly. Programmed in a day, we can presume. Flappy Bird was reportedly created in 2 days. Hopefully, that doesn't mean that the new game is going to be half as good.
Strangely, this is not the first time Fall Out Boy have attempted a stunt of this nature. In 2008, they released Fall Out Boy Trail, which was a parody version of the hit game Oregon Trail, serving to promote their then album Folie À Deux. No doubt, that this latest skit will help promote their current album Save Rock and Roll, released last year.
Not sure that releasing video games is going to go a long way in 'saving' rock and roll, lads. But, feck it, we'll always appreciate a *charm of chancers, here in Ireland.
*"charm" is a collective noun for a group of chancers. It was made up on the spot on 12/02/2014, and is not official terminology.