ASCII Bird was made especially for #FlappyJam, hosted by itch.io. You can find the jam entry here.
ASCII Bird was featured in Wired.com’s coverage of #FlappyJam.
#FlappyJam was a game jam from early 2014, in solidarity against harassment app developer Dong Nguyen received because of his mobile game, Flappy Bird.
ASCII bird was based on a joke a friend made, about Flappy Bird needing to be ported to every platform possible. I thought it would be fun and interesting to port it to an engine that wasn’t built for fast, reaction based gameplay, so I bet that friend that I could remake the game using Twine.
The majority of work for this game was done within 48 hours, in Twine. If you’re interested in reading the post-mortem for this game, you can find it on the blog here.