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Recreating Flappy Bird in Blender in 1 Hour


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Joe Shanahan shares this time lapse in which he creates a Flappy Bird (the insanely succesful iPhone game) in a little over one hour.

Joe writes:

Worried about the news that Flappy Bird is going to be taken down from the app store? Well don't be, because you could just make your own version of it in a single hour! In 3D! For free!

This video has been sped up by a factor of 40, I started from scratch and had not attempted to make this before starting. My final time was around 1 hour 5 minutes. I have never played Flappy Bird before.

Made with Blender (free) and programmed (badly) with Python.
Made to prove a point. To myself.

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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.


  1. I just heard about flappy bird yesterday, yet somehow it's the most popular game ever? And it's already deleted? I feel like I just crawled out from under a rock. LOL

  2. Heh, you've done it :) It seems that sometimes less is more, very addictive gameplay coming from the simplest concept. And your version is very nice.

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