Flappy Bird exploded in popularity several years ago with its simple gameplay and background elements that had pretty clearly been inspired from the Super Mario series. It was pulled and made largely unavailable–unless you had an Amazon Fire TV unit–shortly after it became huge. However, one developer has managed to bring the game back via an unexpected platform: the MacOS notification box.
With a cheeky tweet asking if others knew that such a thing was even possible, developer Neil Sardesai showed the full Flappy Bird game running via the Mac’s notification window. It’s actually based on a clone of Flappy Bird rather than the original version, but it’s pretty much indistinguishable.
Did you know you can put a whole game inside of a push notification pic.twitter.com/LlMx2AjvHH
— Neil Sardesai (@neilsardesai) April 9, 2021
You can try this clone directly in your web browser by clicking the link we put above, so playing it in the notification box is pretty much pointless. It’s not always about whether it is necessary for the ambitious, however, but merely whether it’s possible.