Flappybird for MATLAB
Author: Mingjing Zhang
As one of the most popular games on app stores before being taken down, Flappy Bird does not need any further introduction. Now, it has come back alive, on MATLAB.
This implementation is intentionally made to replicate the user experience of the original game, with all physical dimensions of objects being identical. The gravity and 'jumping pulse' are also carefully adjusted so that they match the original as closely as possible.
*MATLAB R2014a is recommended for this game to achieve the best graphical performance
Simply execute flappybird.m. Alternatively, you can install "Flappy Bird.mlappinstal" as a MATLAB app.
Spacebar/Return/Uparrow/W/ -> Jump/Start game/Restart game;
ESC -> Quit Game.
This game app features a few technique breakthroughs that I utilize in a game for the first time. For instance, the bird sprite is represented as a SURFACE object, as opposed to an IMAGE object, so that it can easily rotate at any angle.
** If you encounter any problem, or have any suggestions / feedbacks, please drop a comment down below. **
Enjoy the endless flapping!
amazing game, even though i never play it!
Is there any way to change the bird into another surface image?
Here is one implementation of automatic control with this Flappy Bird application.
It is surprising that a simple P-only controller can do very well.
nice. This should be selected by mathworks as featured
I like this game,I believe I can always fly.
Wonderful work Mingjing Zhang :)
Nice game,but hard not to collide
I hate my life now. Thanks.
Great work! Thank you! This is a good example to learn creating small but funny games in Matlab.
You need a slight modification to your code if you are packaging as an app. You need to make sure that the main fuction which you package returns a figure handle so that the app removes itself from the path when you close it.
@Rabih have you use the pacakage of this submission by downloading "Download Submission"?
Or I think you have problem with your directory. Because matlab couldn't load *.mat file
i was thinking of doing this, but kept it a fantasy. This is a work of passion and skill. Awesome Job!
it doesn't work in matlab R2012 a. I get:
Error using load
Unable to read file sprites2.mat: No such file or directory.
Error in flappybird/initVariables (line 276)
Sprites = load('sprites2.mat');
Error in flappybird (line 94)
the game is very similar with the original one on the iphone. Thank you for your efforts. And I suggested this app to my friends already.
wow! u actually did this?? amazing! ...and funny!
It is hard to believe you took the time to make this. Funny! :)
Reinserted the description deleted by system after migrating to github
Migrated to github
Updated a note clarifying that MATLAB 2014a is the best environment for this game.
Oct 10, 2014