Sesame Street makes new game based on Flappy Bird

Flappy Bert game

The US children's television programme Sesame Street is the latest group to launch their own version of Flappy Bird.

Flappy Bert parodies the hit game, with players having to guide the Sesame Street character through various pipes.

Earlier this week Flappy Bird was removed from sale after creator Dong Nguyen said the fame that had come with his success "ruins my simple life".

Since then numerous copycat versions of the game have been launched.

Fall Out Boy have announced they are to release their own version of viral app.

"Rome wasn't built in a day, but this game was," the American band posted on their official website.

They added: "We bring you Fall Out Bird...shoutout to the OG Flappy Bird, RIP."

Meanwhile a visit to Apple's App Store shows a number of games with very similar titles or concepts still available - Flappy Bee, City Bird: Flappy Flyer and Fly Birdie are just some of the examples.

Flappy Birds
Phones with Flappy Bird installed have been on sale online for 'absurd' amounts

Flappy Bird had been downloaded more than 50 million times, making it this year's most popular mobile game so far.

In an interview with Forbes, the "stressed" 29-year-old developer said: "Flappy Bird was designed to play in a few minutes when you are relaxed.

"But it happened to become an addictive product. I think it has become a problem. To solve that problem, it's best to take down Flappy Bird."

He was making as much as $50,000 (£30,482) a day from advertising revenue.

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