Love him or hate him (her?), Flappy Bird [Free] is all the rage right now. Everybody and their mother, brother, family dog and anyone else you can think of is at the very least downloading the game to see what all the fuss is about. Among those who were curious to Flappy Bird's magnetic draw were developer Frogmind, creators of the excellent "flap-former" Badland [$0.99].

Well, Frogmind gave Flappy Bird a go, and it doesn't sound like it went so well. In fact, it sounds like Frogmind was looking to exact some revenge on poor Flappy for causing them so much frustration. How do they go about doing that? By dropping Flappy into the buzz saw-laden world of Badland, that's how. As Frogmind puts it, "After a few (hundred) frustrating rounds of Flappy Bird, we felt justified to invite him to an unofficial tour of hard times in Badland."

It's funny, and it never occurred to me before, but the same awkward physics and herky-jerky flapping that makes Flappy Bird so compelling and frustrating to play can also be applied to Badland to a certain degree. Part of the fun of Badland is that you don't ever fully feel like you've got control, you're just flying by the seat of your pants and hoping for the best. While this video is just Frogmind having some fun, I'd love if there were a legit crossover promotion, as I wouldn't mind sending little Flappy through the meat grinders myself.

  • nini

    I haven't been compelled to play Flappy Bird and probably never will but I still implore Frogmind to add this to their next level pack.

    • imcookie

      Why so serious!

  • ODMay

    Lmao, what's next? Angry Birds?

  • Remote_

    Absolutely wonderful! I needed cheering up today and this made me chuckle like a loon.

    Thanks Frogmind!

  • Adams Immersive

    Jetpack Joyride should should add something like Flappy Bird as a vehicle!

    • dariusjr98

      I guess you've never heard of the Profit Bird...

  • koryc

    Seems like a great idea

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  • Thawkk

    I would pay money for this to be a legit update. Make it happen, Frogmind.

  • C. Stubb

    Give 'em THE BIRD!

  • tsargeant3012

    Nicely done ^_^

  • JonnyDrugzzz

    So, WHY is Flappy Bird all the rage right now? Is it basically a reskin of Badland? I only started noticing this Flappy Bird stuff yesterday, but since then I've heard about or seen something about it 30 times or more.

    • xx99

      That's the question! Nobody really knows why, but it has skyrocketed to the top of the charts. It has a similar mechanic to BADLAND, but it's so much less. Still, a decently fun free app for 5 minutes of your life.

  • Noypistuff

    Awesome... 😀