Swing Copters will be released this week by Nguyen Ha Dong, the creator of the smash hit Flappy Bird
Nguyen Ha Dong, the 29-year-old creator of Flappy Bird, will release a follow-up to his hit game this week.
The new game, Swing Copters, will be available for download free of charge starting on Thursday, according to the Telegraph.
Swing Copters players will have to tap the screen to make a man wearing a "propeller hat" move left and right. The hero must dodge giant hammers and navigate ledges as he flies upward.
Users score a point for every obstacle avoided.
Eli Hodapp, a reviewer for the popular games site TouchArcade, tried the new game and said Swing Copters captures all the "just one more try" of Flappy Bird, and seems even more brutally difficult.
Early this month, Dong launched Flappy Bird again almost six months after taking it down.
He named the new version of the game Flappy Bird “Family.”
The new version supports two players and is only sold on Amazon’s app store.
On February 10, Dong removed his Flappy Bird game, which was downloaded over 50 million times, from the app store after saying the game had become too addictive.
He was not ready for the overwhelming success of the mobile app.
On February 8, Dong announced on Twitter that the game's success “ruined my simple life. So now I hate it,” and apologized to the game’s fans.
Flappy Bird was re-released on May 24, 2013, and became the most-downloaded free game in the App Store by January of 2014.