If you ever wondered what would happen if Snapchat and Flappy Bird were to have a baby, that’s pretty much what you get with Amazing Cupid. Let that sink in for a moment: the concepts behind two of arguably the most annoying fads on the planet (depending on who you ask) have lovingly been brought together just in time for Valentine’s Day.
The concepts behind two of arguably the most annoying fads on the planet have lovingly been brought together just in time for Valentine’s Day.
How how does this game-social network hybrid work exactly? Basically the game has you playing as Cupid as he navigates clumsily through pillars with a gameplay mechanic that is pretty much spot-on with the recently pulled Flappy Bird. The twist is that you have only so much time to successfully reach a number of points, or the message that was sent to you by your friend, girlfriend, boyfriend or arch enemy disappears forever.
Before you take up that torch and call this just a shameless clone looking to make an easy buck off the craze that is Flappy Bird, it’s important to note that the Indonesian-based studio Touchten actually reached out to Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen and received permission to make this one. Furthermore, it’s not monetized and the only ads are those that point to other apps from the developer.
The idea behind Amazing Cupid wasn’t to make millions, but instead it’s about testing out the messaging feature found in the game, which TouchTen CEO Anto Soeharyo says they hope to bring to their other apps in the future.
To check out this game (aka as a torture device) out for yourself, you can head on over to Google Play and grab the app for free.