The creator of Flappy Bird, Dong Nguyen, is back after over three years with Ninja Spinki Challenges, which was made in conjunction with the publisher Obokaid’em Games. The new game is absolutely adorable. It’s also very hard.
Using an exploit allowing him to write processor instructions to Super Nintendo system memory, speedrunner and Minecraft builder extraordinaire Sethbling injected the code for mobile hit Flappy Bird into Super Mario World in under an hour.
Briefly: “Superstition, myth, and religion offer rationales that fill in the empty spaces between performance and results.” That’s Ian Bogost being his transcendent self in an excellent essay on the Flappy Bird sequel Swing Copters for The Atlantic. Much like his earlier piece on Flappy Bird, this comes highly recommended.