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Flappy Bird, like Icarus, flew too close to the heavens and its wax wings have melted, falling to a brief and abrupt death.
Flappy Bird was reportedly pulling down $50,000 a day on the app store while at the same time drawing the ire of the anonymous hordes of the Internet. Flappy Bird was vilified as a clone of a clone that had unceremoniously lifted art assets from more recognizable, classic NES titles.
After recieving hundreds of death threats, the game's creator, Dong Nguyen, pulled the game from the app store this past weekend. Going even further, Nguyen went on to say that the game had ruined his life. Flappy Bird is no more, but the game had become such a momentary pop-culture touchstone, that iPhones featuring the game have been put up for auction on Ebay for as much as $90,000.
Granted, those are (probably) trolls artificially inflating the price, but there still remains a market for the title.
For those of you looking to ease off the Flappy Bird junk like a methadone clinic regular, we've compiled the following mix of browser and mobile games to fill the gaping void left behind by Flappy Bird. Enjoy