by Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Thursday 27 February 2014

‘Flappy Bird’ may no longer be available as an app, but now it’s offered as a cardboard box. Thanks to young entrepreneur Fawn Qiu, the game that’s driven us all mad has risen from the dead in the form of a real-life game. By using three motors, an Arduino, a prototyping board, a magnet sensor, and a cardboard box, she was able to recreate the addicting and maddening game, albeit with a few differences.

The game moves via a scrolling background and the player can fly the bird with a remote control. If the player hits a pipe (which happens to be ALWAYS), the box closes and you can go on an angry rant about how stupid the game is then start over again.

Qiu says, ‘I think creating a physical game makes the playing experience more approachable. It’s no longer just one player and the phone, but people around you are also aware of the game, which invites collaboration and curiosity’.

Via Design Taxi