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Flappy Bird Windows Phone app to launch next week

A Flappy Bird Windows Phone app is on the way as developers confirm the latest app-based gaming sensation will spread its wings away from its iOS and Android foundations next week.

An infuriatingly addictive side scrolling game in which players are tasked with guiding a tiny bird through a collection of narrow gaps made up of Mario-inspired green pipes by flapping its wings, Flappy Bird has become an iOS and Android chart topper in recent weeks and is now Windows Phone bound.

Making the announcement on Twitter over the weekend, Flappy Bird developer Dong Nguyen revealed that the game will hit Microsoft’s mobile OS shortly, with a February 11 launch mooted.

“I could estimate 10 days from now,” Nguyen said on February 1 when questioned when a Flappy Bird Windows Phone launch would be held. He added: “It has to be approved by Microsoft.”

A free to download game, Flappy Bird features retro-style, pixelated graphics and slightly clunky touch controls, both of which make the simple game all the more endearing.

As well as targeting four individual progress medals, bronze, silver, gold and platinum, Flappy Bird lets users measure their personal high-scores against friends and the wider Flappy Bird community.

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Via: PhoneArena

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