Sesame Street brings its Flappy Bird parody app

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The children’s television programme Sesame Street is the latest group to launch their own version of Flappy Bird.

Flappy Bert parodies the hit game, with players having to guide the Sesame Street character through various pipes.

Earlier this week Flappy Bird was removed from sale after creator Dong Nguyen said the fame that had come with his success “ruins my simple life”.

Since then numerous copycat versions of the game have been launched.

Flappy Bird had been downloaded more than 50 million times, making it this year’s most popular mobile game so far.

In an interview with Forbes, the “stressed” 29-year-old developer said: “Flappy Bird was designed to play in a few minutes when you are relaxed.

“But it happened to become an addictive product. I think it has become a problem. To solve that problem, it’s best to take down Flappy Bird.”

He was making as much as $50,000 (£30,482) a day from advertising revenue.