Dong Nguyen, the creator of Flappy Bird, is coming out with a new game for iOS, which, like Flappy Bird, will be free to download from the App Store. TouchArcade has published an exclusive preview of the game, which is called Swing Copters and that will be released this week on Thursday (August 21).
Swing Copters will have a similar mechanic to Flappy Bird, but unlike its predecessor it will launch with a $0.99 In-App Purchase to remove ads.
Swing Copters captures all the “just one more try” of Flappy Bird, and seems even more brutally difficult. In the game, you play as a little dude who has a propeller on his head. Swing Copters coaxes you to tap the screen, at which point you’re airborne, wildly flying to one side. Tapping changes your flight direction, and the goal is similar: Fly through as many gates and get as high as you can. Sort of similar to Flappy Bird, but going up instead of to the side.
Back in May, Nguyen showed a screenshot of a new game he was working on, although he appears to have chosen another title for his comeback on the App Store (the teaser showed a Canabalt-like running/jumping 2D game). Nguyen also said that the original Flappy Bird would be back with multiplayer in August, but, as of today, the game still hasn’t returned to the App Store or Google Play Store.
Earlier this month, however, Nguyen released a new version of Flappy Bird called Flappy Bird Family for the Amazon Fire TV with multiplayer support, which you can see in action in a video below.