The proverbial One Ring of Flappy Bird games was submitted to the App Store yesterday, and soon, one flappy game shall rule them all. It's called Hodappy Bird, and it's by Madgarden, the developer of the similarly awesome Flapthulhu [Free]. If you want your brain to melt from being subjected to the best trailer we've ever posted on TouchArcade, hit play:

Hodappy Bird will be launching for free, whenever Apple gets around to approving it. It's got 32 different hat and glasses combinations that you can customize your Hodapp with, along with actual legitimate pay to win mechanics where you can spend in-game bitcoins to keep playing after hitting a pipe. Alternatively, the Super Hodappy Bird 64 mode is for professional gamers who don't want continues, with its own leaderboards. This mode also features a shifted color palette, making Gunnar gaming glasses a requirement.

If you want to join the Hodappy Bird movement, swing by the thread in our forums.

  • repapermunky

    Never thought I'd live to see the day where we got "Eli Hodapp: The Game." Well, I was wrong. Let's do this.

    • mr_bez

      Why wait any longer? He's been a playable character in The Blocks Cometh since 2012.

      • Cookies

        And that was actually a game!

      • repapermunky

        True! I completely forgot about that one! What, with all the tons of games to have been released since WAY back in 2012, haha ๐Ÿ˜›

  • curtneedsaride

    *Cracks knuckles in anticipation"

  • garret44

    Just why

  • the_rebel14

    It's actually happening... Prepare for the end!

  • King

    phuck off already with this shiit

    • markymarkanddafunkybunch

      Lmao. Here here

    • marcanthony0313

      Nahhh, this is THE game. If you don't like this, then you shouldn't be on this website, tbh.

  • Paul Pridham

    More flappy crap SRSL when will it end ffs play a real game like CODBLOPS

  • nadav bar kama

    Why not? If gears and an extra 3000 developers can, Eli can. I wonder if this is the best April fools day flap in the gaming industry or really the proof that flappy bird is the most influential casual game since angry birds ... hasn't any one made an angry flappy yet?

  • Peter Bohanna least change the devs. have to be soooooo lazy and copy exact Flappy Bird? C`mon..

    • Paul Pridham

      I know did you see the developer's other game Flapthulhu it's almost an EXACT COPY of Flappy Bird jeeez

      • Peter Bohanna

        well Flapthulhu is somewhat different and creative..but this is exactly alike abeit for the bird lol

      • try2bcool

        Albeit means although, not except, please reword appropriately. Be enlightened, not offended. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Peter Bohanna

        not cool albeit you try2bcool ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Alexythimia23

    So thats what hodappy bird is?? Ok lol ive been asking for ages and never got an answer lol i didnt know it was eli jumping on the flappy band wagon lmao yeah im defo gona have to pass on this one, sounds awful... Sorry lol

  • Andreas

    Disappointed! I better jump with Jumpy Cat.

  • svan11

    That reminds me of one of the Fireys' heads from the movie Labyrinth when they are flying by flapping their ears.

  • Geertyy

    I love how Hodapp gets to be a noun, adjective, verb etc. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • HansKaosu

    The Joke is real.. There is no escape

  • DaFatCookie

    another piece of s$$t
    Id prefer just flappy bird no other app

  • o0oJAKEo0o

    Cannot wait for this

  • Jared Nelson

    The only thing more fun than playing Hodappy Bird is watching people get butt hurt over the existence of Hodappy Bird.

  • armilla

    Come on y'all, it's April 1st.

    • thiagovscoelho

      but it is actually in development

  • Raider_-z

    Another crappy game hits the App Store and guess what it is a flappy bird game YEA it's ell I the flying head oh btw loved crushing you in the blocks cometh the only way of satisfying my taste of killing a stupid person

    • nini

      Still here, still bitching like he offended you by name though.

    • Eli Hodapp

      I feel like I can officially say I've made it in life when someone I don't know on the internet plays a game that came out years ago over and over because they can kill me in it. Thank you, beautiful internet commenter.

      • marcanthony0313

        Lol I love you Eli

  • CooleTeeps

    Better than Flappy Bird!!!

  • Jake7905

    I absolutely love the ad within the game trailer; a brilliant joke on the state of mobile gaming. Or at least I hope it was.

  • Holcman

    The hate in this threads is out off this world, haha. I personally will check this out, and am amused by it. You really pulled something off, Eli!

  • vicsark

    You got to love that Eli and the dev of Madgarden are trolling the comments lol ๐Ÿ˜€

    looking forward to playing Hodappy Bird, the ultimate TA flappy decoy!
    But tbh, I'm still waiting for Mikey Flaps on 3DO ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Artfoundry

    Lol. Smh. lol.

  • witedahlia

    Please tell me this is real and not an April Fool's joke. I'm assuming it's real so I'll go ahead and say: Congratulations, Eli! I'm really happy for you. I will support this game.

  • Ramaz1234

    Ya it's cool and all seeing Eli in a game... But I'm so sick if flappy bird and now they have an excuse to always talk about it....

    • Eli Hodapp

      It must be tiring spending so much energy being sick of something.

      • Ramaz1234

        Especially when something your sick of is thrown in your face everyday.

      • Eli Hodapp

        You could, oh, I don't know, not read stories you're not interested in... Instead of reading them, getting mad, and leaving nasty comments?

      • nicoper

        "Get mad! Make life take those damn lemons back, what am I supposed to do with these"

  • falco

    Omg posted my comment on FTL arcticles hahah SORRY!

  • Tobias Holmes

    My brain melted.

  • P1XL Games

    This must be the second or third game I've seen that looks very similar; I think the original is called Flappy Bird, but it was pulled from the App Store by its maker. I'm glad enterprising people like Madgarden are making similar games for us to enjoy, especially for those of us that missed the original. If this keeps up it might become a new genre of game, LOL!

    • jati

      Never heard of this "Flappy Bird" you are referring to. Is this some kind of rogue-like?

      • P1XL Games

        Yes, insta-death and a randomly generated world... but with this new "flap" gameplay mechanic.

      • repapermunky

        I think he was trolling you, pal.

  • clompah


    • Eli Hodapp

      Mired in negotiations for launch exclusivity on 3DO.

      • vicsark

        I still have my old 3DO in a closet. Where do I sign for Mikey Flapps beta?

  • qman316

    I never played flappy bird or any of it's clones. This is what I needed to finally try it! Hodappy Bird, YES!
    Eli, this is awesome, you are awesome, this and Mikey Flaps on Virtual Boy would make my life complete!
    Loving the fun you guys are having with the Flappy, the way it pisses everyone off is hilarious. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • philhassey

    I can't wait to watch more Vungle ads!!! SWEET!!!

  • Guillermo Albert

    A video add within a video trailer clever idea ;),... m/

  • Nakor

    Actual bit coins or pretend? Interesting idea either way.

  • nicoper

    Is this an april fools joke?

  • Sven Van de Perre

    What happens when you buy the expensive gaming glasses ingame, and then play the game while putting on a real set of those expensive gaming glasses yourself?

  • Louis Ras

    This song; I love it, I want it please!

  • Silent Rocco

    Because of this I have to wait for SoF2? My heart hurts a little.

    • Paul Pridham

      Yes we wouldn't want the dev of SoF2 to make lots of money on HODAPPY BIRD which would then help to speed up SoF2 development!!

      • Silent Rocco

        Lots of money with HB? Yeah, right ๐Ÿ™‚

  • DanKetch

    So amped for Hodappy!!!! This is the most excited I've been since Legend of Zelda on 3D0...oh wait yesterday was April 1st...

  • falco

    Guys I just wanted to say Blizzard Enertainment made a flappy bird clone too "Happy Reaper" but it was a April fool joke!

  • Alexythimia23

    Amazing i put down two comments both removed?? Lmao talk about scared of freedom of speech haha toucharcade yet again controlling what they want people to see, sorry if it hurt your feeling that you have ripped of a game for the 1000th time just to jump on the flappy bandwagon because its an easy angle to make money, pretty sad really, i thought it might of been because of the love for flappy but after the removing of two comments i think they removed it because you were busted lmao as there was no bad language in the post nor was it written with malice, i wonder how many minutes this will be up for!! Lmao p.s eli please dont quit your day job, as hodappy is an epic fail

    • Eli Hodapp

      They weren't removed by anyone specific, they were automatically deleted because you hit the downvote threshold for your comment to disappear. Try not being such a horrible person on the internet and your comments will stick around longer.

      • DefyRaiderZ

        Maybe if you didn't bs every person who speaks the truth and has an opinion end then when they want to reply to a comment for this specific forum and game You won't let them and I quote says you do not have permission to post on this horrid game clone as if yours game is going to make any difference considering the fact that there are millions of flap games out there I leave you ELI with one word Hippocratic have a nice day

  • pdSlooper

    Can we have a Category Tag "Flappy Bird" for all these Flappy Bird posts? I kinda want to read through the archive of them.