Flappy Bird creator’s new game shoots up charts

Six swing coptersmonths after pulling down his phenomenally successful app “Flappy Bird” from app stores, the Vietnamese developer behind the viral hit has a new hit game in stores—and there are signs it might be every bit as addictive to gamers as his first.

“Swing Copters” hit both the Apple and Google app stores Thursday morning and is already garnering high praise from critics and players. It’s moving up the charts at a phenomenal pace, too. As of 2 p.m. ET, the game was already the 47th most popular app in all of Apple’s store—and the 12th most popular game.

Read more at CNBC.com

Phones with Flappy Bird command premium on eBay

Now flappy-birdthat Flappy Bird has flown the coop, some smart eggs are trying to capitalize on the mega-popular app’s disappearance.

Flappy Bird developer Dong Nguyen yanked the game from the Apple and Google app stores Sunday. And now that the game is no longer available, some owners are auctioning off their phones with copies of the game installed on them.

Read more at Yahoo! Games