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Flappy Bird introduced at Victoria & Albert Museum

(14:31:14 PM 12/01/2015)
(Tinmoitruong.vn) - The world's greatest museum of art and design Victoria & Albert (V&A) is displaying an exhibit of Vietnamese programmer Nguyen Ha Dong’s Fapply Bird game at its Rapid Response Collecting gallery.

 

 Flappy Bird introduced at Victoria & Albert Museum


Rapid Response Collecting is a new strand to the V&A's collecting activity. Objects are collected in response to major moments in history that touch the world of design and manufacturing. The display, which will constantly change, shows how design reflects and defines how we live together today.

 

The brief information of Flappy Bird and its creator is introduced on an A4 page which is hung right at the two smartphones installing the addicted game.

 

Flappy Bird went live on the iOS App Store on May 24, 2013. Instead of charging for Flappy Bird, Dong made it available for free, and hoped to get a few hundred dollars a month from in-game ads.

 

However, eight months later, the game went viral. By February 2014, it was topping the charts in more than 100 countries and had been downloaded more than 50 million times. Dong was earning an estimated US$50,000 a day.

 

Nevertheless, he decided to take the game down on February 8, 2014. Explaining the reason why he did it, Dong says “I am master of my own fate, and an independent thinker”.

 

In addition, a number of Vietnamese antiques such as jars, vases, and bowls decorated with chrysanthemums and lotus motifs are also being showcased at the museum.

 

Those exhibits will be introduced to visitors until January 31, 2016.

 

Flappy Bird flapping its wings on smartwatches

 

Flappy Bird is now available on smartwatches running Google's Android Wear operating system.

 

It is the work of developer Corbin Davenport, and not of its original Vietnamese coder Nguyen Ha Dong. Davenport posted instructions on his site for sideloading Android application packages using the Android debugging bridge onto Android Wear watches.

 

Launched in May 2013 on Google Play and the App Store, Flappy Bird became the hottest mobile game at the beginning of 2014 due to its simplicity and difficulty levels.

 

In February 2014, 29-year-old Dong withdrew the game from the online stores, saying that its fame had "ruined my simple life". However, Flappy Bird was still listed among the top 10 trending searches of the year on Google. American entertainment website The Richest recently selected Dong as one of the top 10 Internet millionaires.

 

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