Well now we've seen something that, at the very least, gives us literally a new perspective on the sadly dead hit game.
'Floculus Bird' is a fully 3D, first-person version of the game designed to work with the Oculus Rift VR headset.
In the game you're placed inside the Flappy Bird beloved of so many millions, and tasked - as ever - with getting through the pipes in pursuit of nothing but your inevitable demise.
Luckily if you don't have an Oculus Rift there's also a browser version - we've played it and we can confirm it's incredibly annoying. But also quite good fun.
It's not perfect either - there are a few bugs, and it's possible to get stuck on the pipes. But it's early days.