“I am sorry ‘Flappy Bird’ users, 22 hours from now, I will take ‘Flappy Bird’ down. I cannot take this anymore”
These are the exact words of Flappy Bird developer Dong Nguyen on the day before the game was taken down from the App Store and Google Play. The hit 8-bit style game had been making crazy rounds within the smartphone gamers’ community for a while now. And yet, for reasons unforeseen, the developer suddenly decided to take it down. So no more Flappy Bird, Android and iOS users.
Those who have played Flappy Bird will know about this simple yet addictive game. Your objective in the game is to guide a bird through an obstacle course without colliding with anything. You have to touch the screen to make it fly upwards, and release to make it go down. Unfortunately though, people who haven’t tried the game yet may not be able to install it from Google Play or Apple App Store, but Android users can still get it from third party sources. Today, we’ll show you how to install and play Flappy Bird on PC / Mac.
How to get Flappy Bird for PC
There is no official version of Flappy Bird available for PC (and probably won’t be any time soon). Also, the Android version of the game can’t be downloaded from Google Play anymore. The only way to get Flappy Bird on your PC or Mac is to install its APK file inside a suitable Android Emulator.
Download Flappy Bird for PC
BlueStacks App Player is one of the best Android Emulators available for PC / Mac. Flappy Bird is fully compatible with BlueStacks and it’s quite easy to play using simple mouse clicks. In this article, we’ll use BlueStacks for running Flappy Bird on PC and Mac.
Install Flappy Bird on PC
- Download and install BlueStacks App Player on your PC / Mac.
- Double click on the downloaded APK file to install it within BlueStacks.
- After the APK is installed, you can find Flappy Bird on the BlueStacks home screen.
How to Play Flappy Bird on PC
Launch BlueStacks on your computer and click on the Flappy Bird game shortcut on BlueStacks home screen. Playing Flappy Bird is dead simple. Once the game starts, you may control your bird with the help of mouse clicks. Press and hold the left mouse button to steer the bird upward; release the button to fly down. Your primary aim is to cover maximum distance while avoiding several obstacles at the same time. While we miss this insanely popular mobile game, people can now enjoy the same on their PC / Mac.
And in fact, Android users can also install the game from the APK file and enjoy Flappy Bird on their smartphones. Just make sure installation from unknown sources is turned on, copy the APK file to your phone and run it. Flappy Bird will be installed on your device. If you have any queries regarding APK installation on Android devices, you may ask us in the comments section.