I still remember the first time I tried Flappy Bird, the overnight sensation that took the internet by surprise. I played and played… and I didn’t stop for days. The game became a global addiction, a fact that later turned out to be its doom. Now developer Dong Nguyen is ready to release an equally hard (and addictive) game named Swing Copters.

The new game follows a nature similar to its predecessor, except this time you are trying to move up, instead of from left to right. It’s simple, yet very hard, a combination that will result in many a hair pulling session. But despite the frustrated masses, it’s all but guaranteed to be a success. It fits the “anatomy of a viral game“, and Mr. Nguyen is now so popular that any of his games will receive massive attention.


This could very well be an altered version of a game Dong Nguyen mentioned to The Rolling Stone a few months ago. In an interview with the popular news source, he stated he was working on 3 games: a cowboy-themed shooter, an “action chess game” and a vertical flying game. The latter of the three was to be named “Kitty Jetpack”, a game that sounds oddly similar to Swing Copters.

In addition to those 3 games (and Flappy Bird), Dong once announced via Twitter that he was working on a game that featured a boy jumping between buildings, making Nguyen quite the successful multi-tasker. We are not sure Dong will be releasing these other games, but Swing Copters looks like a fun app to pass some time with.

Swing Copters is scheduled for release this Thursday, August 21st. You can opt between a free version or a $0.99 ad-free iteration. Do know there is no option but to continue playing after you start, though.

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