Timberman is the latest craze, as frustratingly addictive as Flappy Bird

by: Andrew GrushJuly 16, 2014

Now that the Flappy Bird fad has mostly come to an end, you might be looking for the next big addictive time waster. While there are certainly plenty of apps out there that can feel the void when it comes to frustrating and addicting gameplay, Timberman might just take the cake.

While not necessarily new, Timberman has largely been unknown until its recent and sudden meteoric rise to fame on Android and iOS. The game is far from a Flappy Bird clone, but it does have a few characteristics in common with the game, including an easy learning curve yet extremely addictive gameplay that is much harder than it first appears. Additionally, the game has arcade-style 8-bit graphics and sound.


This time instead of guiding a bird through a maze of pipes, however, the object is to quickly chop down parts of tree without hitting into branches. If you hit into a branch, you die. If you run out of time, oddly enough, you die. The idea sounds easy, but I’ve already concluded that I suck royally at this game, though your experience may vary.

Just like Flappy Birds, the game is entirely free to play and is supported by ads, though you can pay a $.99 fee to remove the ads permanently. The game seems to be pretty well received so far and maintains a 4.4 star average with over 31,797 5-star ratings and 6,425 4-star ratings.

To check out Timberman for yourself, you’ll want to head on over to Google Play. For those that have already tried it: what do you think, how does it compare to Flappy Bird? Just as annoying, or at least a bit more enjoyable?

  • Heimrik

    sane “Timberman” would just cut the tree down and over…..

    • MasterMuffin

      Well this is far from sane so… :D

  • Balvinder Makkar

    ART not supported…time saved.:-P

    • Ah… that would explain why it crashes on every launch!
      Come on though, it’s such a simple game, it can’t be that hard to port to ART.

      • jtrtsay

        But it works on L preview, so I can say it works on ART now.

        • Balvinder Makkar

          But its not working on nexus 5 stock 4.4.4 ART

  • MasterMuffin

    Not going to install. Not only because of its ART compatibility problem, but also because of JUST NO. :D

  • Roger

    some reason it reminds me of the kesha/pitbull – timber song.

  • Lilly Fernandes

    I don’t know why there is so much craze about this! I mean really? Try this game and you’ll find out, its called something like Food Run.. here u go http://bit.do/foodrun

  • Palpitech

    I build a game that looks like timberman, but it is completely different. Well fun. I would like you to experience.

    Available for Android. Could you test it?