Created by Me2 Games, Flappy Swine is a free to play game in which you have to guide a flying pig through a series of heavenly golden gates. The principle of Flappy Bird is thoroughly intact, but the game uses advanced monetisation techniques to encourage players to purchase upgrades and add ons. The game was also recently updated, so let's see what has changed in the latest patch:
|Reality catches up with satire yet again|
- Flappy Swine now actually looks like a pig, and the placeholder image has been changed accordingly, instead of looking like Flappy Bird.
- All placeholder pipe images in the game have been removed and replaced with gates.
- The title screen now says Flappy Swine instead of Flappy Bird.
- When you die, a screen pops up asking you to purchase an extra life for 7 Swill Points ($5.63). If a swill point is not purchased, a cool-down peroid comes into effect and the game is not playable for 24 hours. The game will make fart noises if you try to launch it during this period.
- Posting your score to the leaderboard costs 3 Swill Points.
- Each flap on Flappy Swine costs 1 Swill Point. When all Swill Points have been exhausted, the player has a five second window to purchase more points, or else Flappy Swine will commit seppuku with a barbeque skewer.
- Flappy Swine is now only playable on devices with a fingerprint reader, to stop people selling their device for thousands on eBay when the game is inevitably removed from online stores.
- Flappy Swine now makes oinking noises on each flap, rather than playing an audio clip of one of the developers screaming as his soul is sucked clean from his mortal body.
- A hidden credits sequence can be accessed by crashing Flappy Swine into the base of the 3rd gate. The credits include the text "I can't believe people pay for this kind of wank".
- The feature in which Flappy Swine turned to camera when the game is paused to make wise cracks about your fat momma, has sadly been removed.
- A new feature called Oink Bucks can be purchased for $10.99 each, but which currently serve no tangible benefit to the game.
- If you try and rate the game less than four stars on the online store, you are redirected to a press release on the developer's website which explains how they are "delivering the core experience to gamers".
And there you have it. Flappy Swine is available on all good smart devices and tablets, for the next few days at least. Get your copy today!