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Crossy Road

Ben Grubb:

A new iPhone game created by two Australians and downloaded by more than 7.1 million people so far has wasted approximately 566 years of players’ time while earning its creators a seven-figure income.

Called Crossy Road and built by Victorians Andrew Sum, 24, and Matthew Hall, 39, the addictive app is a mix between 1981 arcade game Frogger and the wildly popular Flappy Bird, released earlier this year.

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“Everyone else [in the industry] will tell you you need to squeeze people and you need to do this and hide [some things] behind a paywall,” Hall said.

“[You’re told that] if you’re not making a Clash of Clans clone you are doing it wrong. I felt very, very strongly that there were other ways of doing this.”

Via Accidental Tech Podcast, which also contains an epic spatial rant from Siracusa.

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