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Flopsy Droid becomes first Flappy Bird for Android Wear clone to hit Google Play

Flappy Bird Android Wear Flopsy Droid

You knew it was going to happen.

Just when you thought that Flappy Bird clones had run their course, Flopsy Droid has become the first unofficial Flappy Bird port for Android Wear devices. The app brings the bird-and-pipe experience to the LG G Watch, Moto 360 and other Android Wear devices, with the same one-tap controls as the smartphone version. The only difference is that Flopsy Droid is designed for markedly smaller screens. 

Flappy Bird, the hit game where you navigate a flying bird through a seemingly endless set of narrow pipes, became a smash hit for the iPhone at the beginning of the year. The overnight success of the game, subsequently followed by its removal, has resulted in an onslaught of knockoff games for both iOS and Android. It only takes a quick glance at the App Store and Google Play to see dozens of clones littered across the stores.

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Flopsy Droid is the brainchild of German computer science student Sebastien Mauer, who claims that the game actually performs quite well on Android Wear. The game is based on the libGDX engine and various resources and assets from Replica Island, an open source side-scrolling platformer for Android. Mauer has released the full source code for Flopsy Droid on GitHub.

Flopsy Droid is free on the Google Play Store.

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