Flappy Bird with a twist: Fly or Die available in the Windows Store

Vu Anh Nguyen

A new day, a new Flappy Bird inspired game. Fly Or Die, the newest creation from developer Loon Apps, is now available exclusively in the Windows Store.
Besides putting a nice, pastel-like skin job reminiscent of Sony’s classics LocoRoco on the old one-finger gameplay – popularized by the notorious Flappy Bird – the game actually features an interesting new mechanics: obstacles now move in tandem with their designs (e.g. buzzsaws running back and forth,) or at least jiggles in place, adding another level of hazard and intensity to the already-unforgiving gameplay. All of them are also very grumpy about something, as you can see on the video. Additional, the main character (understandably a bird) also has a name: Piou. Which I assume is pronounced “pew.” Maybe.

You have 4 worlds to take Piou through with increasing difficulty, which you unlock slowly with collecting in-game apples. In an interesting twist, you cannot purchase apples, instead having to rely solely on “your skill and your force of will” to progress.
A fresh take on the Flappy Bird formula, Fly or Die is available for free on Windows Phone 7, 8, 10, and Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 on their respective Stores.
Developer: Loon Apps
Price: Free