The Flappy Bird phenomenon is showing little sign of hitting one last, fatal, pipe as the game has now spawned at least two Bitcoin clones and a big data analysis of gamers' performance.
The analysis is notable for two reasons, the first of which is that it seems not to have been much of a chore to extract data about the 419,000 player sessions, complete with user name. Which is probably not what players had in mind.
A visualisation of 419,000 Flappy Bird players' achievements. Click here to see a big version
The second reason is, as the visualisation above shows, that the game can induce madness: who on earth would play the game 200 times and still remain in the “zone of colossal failure”? ®