Let’s write a Flappy Bird clone!!!

UPDATE!!!! the first video of my clone and the source code using BlitzPlus is now on Youtube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmKsBYdvGVw

Flappy Bird has been massively popular. But one key thing about it, and one reason why its so popular is its simplicity. Based on that fact, I’m going to run a short series of videos and blog entries showing my efforts to write a Flappy Bird clone, both for PC and Android.

I will be using Blitz Plus for the PC version. I’ve mentioned this language before as it’s a brilliant tool for writing which simple idea for games to see how they’ll work in practice. You can then either wrote your whole game using Blitz Plus or in another language if you’re requiring fancy graphics effects or writing for a different platform like Android. Blitz Plus can be downloaded for free at http://www.blitzbasic.com go to the products page and follow the instructions there.

For the Android version we’ll be using Basic4Android . As it’s an easy language to use and my favourite. It’s not free but is very affordable. And you can buy it at a discount through this site.

For graphics we’ll stick very close to the original game. I know these are very similar to certain super Nintendo games but we will alter them a little eventually. It is meant to be a clone after all!

For sounds we’ll use the application SXFR.


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