Here are 95 Flappy Bird
Tappy Bieber is just one of the Flappy Bird clones hitting the App Store.
In the last 24 hours, just under 300 new iOS games went live on Apple's App Store. Nearly one third of them were clones of - or heavily inspired by - recent app phenomenon Flappy Bird.
That puts recent claims that Apple was rejecting Flappy Bird clones into perspective. While some developers may have been told 'your app name attempts to leverage a popular app', many others are either slipping through the net, or simply using different names.
Every morning, I swipe my way through RSS feeds - pulled from the Appshopper website - of every major App Store category, as part of the research for the monthly Best iPhone and iPad Apps feature. I do the same thing for Google Play from a different source.
Today, when I launched my RSS reader, there were 293 new iOS games released since 5am yesterday morning. After scooting through them, I've been able to identify 95 that are obvious Flappy Bird-inspired games.
The vast majority of these will sink without trace, of course. But at the time of writing, four of the top five free iPhone games in the US App Store fall into the Flappy genre - Flappy Wings, Hoppy Frog, Flying Cyrus - Wrecking Ball and Splashy Fish. In the UK, those four are all in the top 10.
Here are the 95 iOS games from the last day chasing that dream. I'll leave you to draw your own conclusions about what this says about the mobile gaming world in early 2014.
Flappy iOS game releases: 5am - 5am (GMT) 26 Feb - 27 Feb Annoying Flappy Fly.Flappy Beard Hipster Quest.* Flying Cyrus takes a wrecking ball to App Store chart Floppy Worm.Floppy Worm - A Flappy Worm that flies like a bird! Flappy Ninja Kid | Flappying in the Dark Galaxy Flappy Mania Zeppy Zeppelin Tap Car Flappy Parrot - A Tribute Game Ninja Bird Flappy Reef Tweety High Fly Flappy Pyro Bird Flappy Duck - OneAppStudio Flapping Dino Office Bird: Splashy Quest of Love Flippy Kitty Jumpy JellyFish Surfin' Bird (sorry for the earworm...)Flying Mustache.
Will any of these games succeed? Flying Cyrus' success means my bets are on Tappy Bieber, although I like the cut of Flappy Beard Hipster Quest's jib the most.