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Play Flappy Bird in Overwatch with this amazing Workshop mode

Published: 13/May/2019 0:22 Updated: 16/May/2019 7:54

by Bill Cooney

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One creative Overwatch player has made a clone of the popular mobile game Flappy Bird using Overwatch’s new Workshop mode.

Flappy Bird was the most-downloaded game in the Apple Apps Store during 2014 and for a brief moment it was the game everyone seemed to be playing.

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Now Reddit user Thriver9 has created a perfect clone of the game inside of Overwatch’s new Workshop mode for players to try out.

dotgearFlappy Bird was one of the most popular mobile games of 2014.

Flappy Pharah

In the minigame players play as Pharah (who else?) and just like the mobile version have to make their way through a series of gaps in “pipes” to get a higher and higher score.

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As players get through more and more gaps, the sidescrolling movement speeds up, just like in the real Flappy Bird game.

Thriver9 didn’t explicitly mention if “Flappy Pharah” was endless, but based on their comments about the mode it seems to be enough that players will be able to go as long as they want to (or can).

For players interested in trying out Thriver9’s Flappy Bird clone in the Overwatch Workshop, the code is: 4QY7N.

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Workshop Mode: the best thing to happen to Overwatch?

Overwatch’s new Workshop mode was introduced on April 24 and creative players have already come out with a mountain of new game modes, minigames and even heroes and abilities since it was released.

Games like CS:GO, Rainbow 6 Siege and even skill trainers for players to improve their aim have been made and it shows no sign of slowing down soon.

For now the Workshop is still on Overwatch’s Public Test Region, which means it’s only available to PC players at the moment.

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The Overwatch team has said they intend to take the feature live for console players to have access as well, but for now we don’t have any information about when that might happen.

Update – Flappy Pharah Multiplayer

The creator of Flappy Pharah has now produced a multiplayer version supporting up to six Pharahs, so players that want to challenge their friends to see who can last longest in the mode can now go head-to-head directly.

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The green “pipes” will continue to appear with random configurations for as long as at least one player can keep going, with the difficulty increasing as the game speeds up the longer it goes on.

via Gfycat

The share code for the multiplayer version of Flappy Pharah is P3DNC.

Last updated: May 16, 2019 – 3:50 AM PST

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Overwatch meets WarCraft with epic RTS custom game mode

Published: 7/Oct/2020 0:12

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch and RTS games like WarCraft and StarCraft might seem like complete opposites, but the two styles have been combined into a very promising-looking Workshop mode that lets you control multiple heroes as if they were individual units.

If we look at Blizzard games like one big family tree, then the StarCraft and Warcraft franchises could probably be considered something like Overwatch’s grandparents.

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Back in the day StarCraft especially was one of the biggest esports on the planet, but the RTS genre has sadly fallen to wayside in recent years. Both still have dedicated communities though (even after the disaster that was Reforged) and it’s safe to say a good number also play Overwatch now as well.

Irish Overwatch manager Andygmb clearly hasn’t outgrown his love for real-time strategy, not that one ever does, decided to take the top down style from those games and apply it to all of our favorite heroes using Josbird’s cursor tool in the Workshop mode.

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Demo of a MOBA / RTS style control scheme in the Workshop! The possibilities with the workshop are endless! from Overwatch

You can scroll around the map, and drag the map to select multiple units and control them all at once. Like an RTS game, you can tell them where to go, and when to attack something.

Right off the top of our heads if they ever were to make an Overwatch game like this, we’d wager that Roadhog rush would be a great opening build to start with.

But it doesn’t take much to imagine a League of Legends-style game as well being made playable with this type of game either. Sure, Blizzard already has Heroes of the Storm, but that only features a few Overwatch heroes to choose from, where this could add the whole roster.

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Overwatch has over 30 different heroes that could make all kinds of different units.

With Heroes of the Storm already existing (and producing cooler skins for D.Va than Overwatch itself) our chances of seeing an official RTS featuring the game’s heroes are unfortunately slim to none.

That has never stopped players before though, so we’d keep our eyes out for some kind of League clone to appear before too long on the Custom Game browser. Until then, you can always waste more time playing Among Us there as well.