The Flappy Jam is still going strong, and currently sitting at 446 games, it's easily the most popular game jam I've ever heard of. Games from it are starting to trickle out on the App Store, and while I'm still holding out for Maverick Bird, Punch Quest [Free] and Sword of Fargoal [$2.99] co-developer Madgarden has released something truly wonderful. Like all things on the internet, combining Flappy Bird with Cthulhu seemed inevitable, and as such, FlapThulhu [Free] has risen from the deeps.

FlapThulhu adds a few things to the Flappy formula, namely, lightning, creepy eyes, tentacles, and a foreboding soundtrack. Gameplay remains largely the same, except instead of flapping around with a yellow bird, you're controlling the deep one.

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Folks on our forums are digging the game, and with a file size that's so small it'll likely take you more time to put in your iTunes password than to download and install FlapThulhuPh'nglui mglw'nafh Flapthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl flaptagn!

  • Lunartic

    It's a fantastic game! Even if (like me) you despised Flappy Bird and all of the recent clones, take some time out to give this a try.

    • Andy C83

      This is truth.

    • lll Anubis lll

      I took your word and finally tried it... I died at 7 😛
      I should've never tried one of these games because now I'm left without dignity

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  • Flynn Taggart

    I am sick to death of this fappy bird crap, but this game is p cool

  • Matt F

    As always, Madgarden delivers 😀

    • tommet

      Except for Fargoal 2. :p. still hoping for that one....

  • NinjaKitteh

    LORD CTHULHU in a flappy game! This is indeed a most excellent day.

  • Scot Damn

    This is the ONLY acceptable interpretation. In fact, in a perfect world, FB would've never been released and this would be in its place.

  • jayfisch

    Pairing makes perfect sense as you really do lose your sanity a little bit at a time as you keep playing. Especially when it starts appearing in your dreams...

  • Matt F

    Madgarden = Greatness

  • jeffyg3

    I hated flappy bird, but I'm strangely enjoying this one

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  • Evolution888

    I still play Punch Quest every now and then. This is awesome too.

  • Kane

    I approve this game

  • Digiki

    You have got to be kidding me! The hypocrisy in this comment section is absurd!
    Liking Flappy Bird is just fine, yes the popularity was ridiculous, but functionally this game is the same thing.
    Before looking down on Flappy Bird fans as though they are sheep, consider if being in the an elitist hanging out in the madgarden flock is any better.

  • thiagovscoelho

    The original one was already great for descending into madness -- this just has a fitting theme

  • Tone

    LOVE It. My new favorite

  • Chungston

    As fun as this is, it's nowhere near as good as the original flappy bird. It feels slower and the physics are not as fluid. Still cool cause it has Cthulhu though.

  • Trevor

    Yeah, as much as I initially hated it, I'm now really liking Flappy Bird and haven't found any of the clones to be as enjoyable. This one is fun, but was deleted pretty quickly.

  • Silent Rocco

    Will it somehow help to make Sword of Fargoal 2 appear anytime / soon / at all? Then, hell yes.

  • jonathan.patrick.gray

    I've enjoyed this game, but have found it immensely more challenging than Flappy Bird-- I can average 50-60 on Flappy Bird on each run, but I'm lucky to get past 10 here.