Flappy Gnome: A Flappy Bird Clone (And Tutorial) In Vala

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Roland Taylor
published May 9, 2014, 10:02 a.m.

If you are mourning the loss of Flappy Bird, and the abject lack of clones (okay, I'm being sarcastic, I admit), then mourn no more!

Flappy Gnome via (https://github.com/evfool/flappy-gnome-tutorial/blob/master/screenshot.png)

Robert Roth, a Gnome developer, has created a usable clone (in Vala) for the Linux desktop. Along with that, he's written a tutorial for fellow coders (integral with the code as comments). The entire application is less than 150 lines of code!

NOTE: If you try to run the game on ATI/AMD graphics cards with open source drivers, you may get performance issues (sad for me, because I am in that boat). Nvidia and Intel drivers wok just fine.

Here's a video of the original version (without CSS Styling):


Source: http://curiositydrivendevelopment.blogspot.com/2014/05/flappy-gnome-side-scroller-tutorial.html