Windows Phone owners won’t have to wait long to get their hands on Flappy Bird, the latest mobile game to capture the hearts and minds of casual gamers. According to the game’s developers, Flappy Bird for Windows Phone could arrive within the next month.
To be more exact, Flappy Bird’s developer expects the game to arrive in the Windows Phone Store in about 10 days according to tweets sent earlier this week. Of course, this being Windows Phone, the developer says that he’s prioritizing an update to the iPhone version of the game first.
At this point details on the upcoming Windows Phone version of the update seem up in the air. It’s not yet clear whether Flappy Bird for Windows Phone will be available to all Windows Phone users or just those running Windows Phone 8. Whether Flappy Bird for Windows Phone will be available to owners of devices with less than 1GB of RAM also remains unclear.
Typically, high-end games and apps need specialized support and a bit more attention before they’re able to run on Windows Phones with 512MB of RAM like the Lumia 520. Low-end support is key since the Lumia 520 itself completely dominates sales of high-end Windows Phones.
For the uninitiated, Flappy Bird puts mobile users in control of a character who needs to navigate around pipes and other obstacles. Like Angry Birds before it, the relatively small amount of gaming experience needed and lack of a story line make it approachable for almost anyone. It also helps that the game is routinely described as frustrating for both casual gamers and hard-core gamers alike. That’s a stark contrast to most mobile phone games. More often than not, mobile game developers tailor their experiences for players with the least amount of skills first. Sometimes this results in pretty boring play for experienced gamers.
In fact, the game is so frustrating that many users have taken to hacking it and using cheats to get a higher score. It’s a topic GottaBeMobile covered in a bit more in depth this week in Flappy Bird Addiction Pushes Gamers to Go Big with Hacks and Cheats.