Flappy Bird Clone Coming to Google Glass: BlinkyBird

Nothing Labs developed Flappy Bird clone for Google Glass.

Nothing Labs developed Flappy Bird clone for Google Glass.

Your eyes have not deceived you, at least not yet (before you start blinking like mad and can’t tell what’s real). Another Flappy Bird clone has emerged on the market, but this time it’s coming for your Google Glass, and its name is BlinkyBird.

The concept is the brainchild of Nothing Labs founder Rich Olson. In recalling his inspiration for the project, Olson had the following to say:

I’ve been intending to write some kind of Google Glass app for the last several months – but was having trouble getting inspired.

Then it hit me – how about a Flappy Bird clone that uses Glass’s eye sensor for blink-to-flap awesomeness? Done.

How it works:

Surely everyone is jaded with the tap-to-fly method which has been modus operandi on all mobile iterations of the Flappy Bird concept. You tap, the bird flies up a set amount. Rinse, repeat.

For BlinkyBird, you have to double-blink (because single-blinking is so typical) to send your kemosabe soaring. As awkward and difficult as this probably sounds, Olson recorded a demo video to show how simple and enjoyable the experience really is.

Disregard the frustrated gasp after he loses; this game will be every bit of fun that Flappy Bird is/was. The game does feature a tap mode for the faint of eyes, but where’s the fun in that?

The best part?

BlinkyBird is available right now, and it’s absolutely free. You just have to make the $1,500 investment into a pair of Google Glass. 

So before the developers realize their mistake and start charging you $1 for the download, get your hardware and get to blinking!

And hope you don’t end up looking like this poor kid.

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Evan Lower

GameSkinny lackey. Gamer for like 10 years. Somewhat decent gamer for 2-3 years. English major at Pennsylvania State University, Capital Campus. Useless detail informant for 26 words, and counting.