For staying less than a calendar year on the market Flappy Bird has managed to reach the top of iTunes’s most popular games. It became such a hit that it changed dramatically the life of its creator, so he took it down earlier this February. Fans of the game and those who haven’t had the chance to play it before it was taken down turned towards outrageous alternatives – such as paying humongous sums of money for smartphones with pre-installed Flappy Bird.
In order to make the lives of those people easier Fawn Qiu has created a real-life Flappy Bird. The Flappy Bird IRL is actually a DIY project, which the crafty Fawn brought to life with the help of cardboard, a motor, several magnets and two “smart” buttons. In order to play the cardboard box version of Flappy Bird, you just need to press a button to levitate the bird through the field of pipes just as you would do on a smartphone.
The video presentation of the real-life Flappy Bird has gained more than 1.6 million views on YouTube for just a week.