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Flappy Bird makes waves online after developer pulls game

Published on Feb 10, 2014 9:16 PM
An employee plays the game Flappy Bird at a smartphone store in Hanoi on Feb 10, 2014.  -- PHOTO: AFP

In a matter of months, Flappy Bird's rise and subsequent apparent demise has made waves online.

The Straits Times takes a look at the pop culture phenomenon that is Flappy Bird, its impact on the Internet, and alternatives to fill the void.

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