In Feb­ru­ary 2014, there was not much con­tro­ver­sy for many game devel­op­ers, espe­cial­ly indie game devel­op­ers — the inter­net was harass­ing Dong Nguyen for mak­ing a game, which is unac­cept­able. Many peo­ple do not sup­port how Nguyen has been treat­ed, and have said so. It is always impor­tant to remem­ber resis­tance to a mob.

Radi­a­tor Blog: An alter­nate his­to­ry of Flap­py Bird: “we must cul­ti­vate our garden.”

Of all the Flap­py Bird pieces (includ­ing the rather amaz­ing thing by Bogost) this is my favourite because it high­lights the oppres­sion implic­it­ly present in the craze sur­round­ing the game. And I agree with Robert that his­to­ry requires an account­ing of the oppressed.

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Kars Alfrink

Kars is a designer, researcher and educator focused on emerging technologies, social progress and the built environment.