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Game developer Dong Nguyen, the man behind Flappy Bird, has revealed the name and look of his next game. “Swing Copters” is the new time-waster's moniker and the gameplay, as recorded by toucharcade, looks an awful lot like Flappy Bird turned 90 degrees to the left. The one new element looks to be swinging hammers that mean the …

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Fodder for Nintendo copyright lawyers

Doesn't look a bit like something ripped from a Mario game, no sireee.

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Great...

... here comes another deluge of shitware and clones, flooding out the marketplaces and smothering any genuine new games before they can gain any kind of traction.

Anyone know when this is likely to hit, so I can time my own release appropriately?

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The Shaft

Hmm... This sounds similar to a great addictive game already out there called "The Shaft". Currently available only on Android, but way better than Flappy Bird ;)

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.maplescot.theshaft

Check it out.

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Hah. The Shaft is my game. I was just going to post a comment about how similar this looks.

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"The Shaft is my game"

Consider yourself shafted then !

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Nice. It looks an interesting enough game but as it requires Identity and Account use permissions it ain't getting installed.

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I guess you don't play any games that use Google play games services then? All of them require it.

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Funnily enough shafted was the working title of the game

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The shaft is your game you say...."You're damn right".....

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I guess you don't play any games that use Google play games services then? All of them require it.

Quite possibly. Is there a way to tell if an application is using these permissions as part of the google play games services or not? No... therefore no install.

There are a lot of apps I don't install... :)

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And there will probably be even fewer in the future as Google is making the app permissions model (or at least the view of it) less granular

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Looks like someone took flappy birds and tuned it on it's side.

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