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Apr 12, 2001

The ultra-popular game Flappy Bird, removed from the App Store in 2014, may be making a comeback in the form of an interactive macOS notification.


Utilizing the new UserNotificationsUI framework added in macOS Big Sur, designer and developer Neil Sardesai has been able to put a clone of the game created by PlayCanvas creator Will Eastcott into a notification. Showcased on Twitter, Sardesai has utilized interactive elements inside of notification to recreate the game, with mouse clicks representing taps.

For those unfamiliar with Flappy Bird, the game consists of guiding a bird through as many pipes as possible without hitting them. The bird, named Farby, moves up with every tap, and users must ensure that Farby doesn't hit any obstacles along the way, or else the game ends.

The app grew immensely popular in 2014, even at one point generating $50,000/day thanks to in-app ads. Despite its removal from the App Store, a number of games to this day continue to be made and played with inspiration from Flappy Bird. You can learn more about Sardesai's interactive notification version of Flappy Bird on Twitter.

Article Link: Developer Recreates Flappy Bird as Interactive macOS Notification
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macrumors 65816
May 31, 2020
Should be banned and deleted from every universal timeline otherwise someone will turn the game into an nft that uses one city worthy of electricity per play.


macrumors 604
Sep 20, 2006
There & Back Again
I only wish this meant more rich notifications like they have in Android - I had a nexus 4 once, and I still remember some of the dynamic stuff their notifications could do.


macrumors 68000
Mar 16, 2011
Notifications are really weak in Apple. I hopethis encourages them to make more options (like giving an option to have a persistent alarm).


macrumors 68040
Nov 30, 2012
I remember that game what happen to it?

Oh wait...I’m thinking of Angry Birds.
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