Flappy Bird was a mobile game developed by Vietnamese game developer Dong Nguyen. It was released in May 2013 and quickly became a worldwide sensation. The game is simple but addictive, and it has been downloaded over 500 million times. In Flappy Bird, the player controls a bird that must fly through a series of pipes without hitting them. The bird can only flap its wings, and it cannot move up or down. The player must time their taps carefully to keep the bird flying. The game gets progressively more difficult as the player progresses, and the pipes get closer together. A fanart Flappy Bird cursor with a bird and pipe.