FlappYou was my third app design. I created all assets including illustration, sprite sheets, audio, promotional website, videos, wireframes and animations.

Game Concept

FlappYou was a clone concept of the viral game FlappyBird. FlappyBird was a game designed by an independent Vietnamese developer that gained viral popularity worldwide. When researching successful app models a popular mentality was to observe successful and high ranking apps, model their logic, and then improve upon their initial design. With over a billion apps available on the market, this was a successful methodology for weeding out a successful app architecture within a highly saturated market.

A successful approach in creating appealing interaction is personalization. I implemented this in FlappYou by adding the ability for players to take their own face photo, converting it into and mimicked 8-bit image, and then using it for the game character face. Additional in-app upgrades included fun face overlays including sunglasses, astronaut helmets, and beards.

App Wireframe

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The FlappYou app wireframe was fairly straightforward. Key interactivity revolved around the face capture view allowing users to take their face photo. Two image states were used to provide a standard face state face and a collision face state that was activated when users crashed into a game object, adding a secondary level of interactivity and personalization. Once the user had captured their face image, an additional view was used to allow filter adjustments to the face photo; allowing users to further refine the 8-bit pixel look.

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