Everyone! Stop what you're doing and clone Flappy Bird, the recently departed mobile gaming sensation, before...
Oh, sorry. I got distracted there for a second. I had to address a bug that popped up in a new app I'm working on, a hipster-themed Flappy Bird clone called "Flappy Beard." It's going to be great -- old-timey looking facial hair styles flap their way through corncob pipes.
Anyway, as I was saying, it's not too late for you to join the party! If we all get busy creating and then playing everyone else's Flappy Bird clones, it will solve climate change...I think.
In fact, this week while so many of you were wasting your time trying to sell your Flappy Bird phones on eBay, Sesame Street and Fall Out Boy both created their own clones -- Flappy Bert and Fall Out Bird, respectively.
According to Fall Out Boy's Tumblr, their flappy clone should be hitting the App Store any day now. Flappy Bert can be played in just about any browser tab right now, and it seems to have achieved the impossible -- it's actually more difficult and frustrating than the original.
Of course, these are just two of the more high-profile, branded Flappy Bird clones out there right now. Presumably the next US Census will include two new questions: 1. Please list the Flappy Bird clone created in your household; and 2. Please list, in alphabetical order, the 100 most popular Flappy Bird clones played in your household.
Problem is, that only covers the United States. We're going to need to create a new arm of the United Nations to really get decent Flappy Bird metrics, or maybe if we ask the NSA nicely we can borrow some of its "tools" to get that data.
Meanwhile, CNET has created this guide for flapping your way through the world of Flappy copycats -- just be careful not to collide with any potential malware flowing through your digital pipes onto your devices in some of the more sketchy clones. Let us know in the comments which Flappy Bird carbon copy you prefer.