In the early part of 2014, a lot of drama got kicked up around an iOS-based game called Flappy Bird. It eventually led the developer of the title, Dong Nguyen, to pull the game from the App Store. It eventually returned, but now Nguyen has a new game on the way: Swing Copters.
The new mobile game was checked out by TouchArcade, and one of the earliest notes within the preview is how much the new title is similar to the original, Flappy Bird. The aesthetics are surely similar, with their pixel art images obvious, but apparently the similarities do not end there. The most important aspect of Flappy Bird was its difficulty, which led many players to keep playing to try and beat their high (low?) scores.
That seems to be the case here with Swing Copters, too, as mentioned in the original article:
“That five point run that I busted out at the start? That’s the best I’ve done so far, and that two minutes worth of video is basically my magnum opus as of this writing. Swing Copters is hard. Just getting through the gates themselves would be tricky enough, but adding in the swinging hammer things below them is just ridiculous, particularly as you’re desperately trying to control your guy as he wildly swings from one direction to the other.
……But, like Flappy Bird, I love it. It feels like it’s got all the same qualities that made Flappy Bird so sticky for me. Once you see even the smallest bit of success in the game, you can’t help but play again, and again, and again, always trying to (in my case, anyway) top that amazing five point flight.“
In Swing Copters you are once again tasked with sending your little sprite across the environment presented to him, but while Flappy Birds had immovable, different sized pipes to avoid, this new title has pieces of architecture, as well as swinging hammers that ou must avoid.
The new game from Nguyen is set to land in the iOs App Store on August 21. The game itself will be free, but there is a $.99 in-app purchase that will take the ads away if you want.
Are you planning on picking it up? You can check it out in action in the video below: