Fly Guy (video game)

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Fly Guy
FLY GUY Screenshot.png
Starting location
Developer(s)Trevor van Meter
Publisher(s)Trevor van Meter
Designer(s)Trevor van Meter
Programmer(s)2002: Jason Krogh,[1] 2016: Tom Sennett[2]
Artist(s)Trevor van Meter
Composer(s)Brian McBrearty
Vas Kottas
Platform(s)Flash, Mobile
Release2002,[3] 2016[4]
Genre(s)Graphic Adventure, Experience

Fly Guy is a 2002 flash game created by Trevor van Meter, an illustrator and graphic designer from Greenville, North Carolina.[5] This makes it a notable example of an early web game that went viral.


In an interview, van Meter said that he created Fly Guy because he felt that people with jobs wanted to escape, so he built a Flash game around that idea.[6]


Time Magazine listed Fly Guy as one of their favorite websites of 2004, calling it "A delightful bit of interactive flash" and "not a bad place to be".[7] The Observer's Very Short List called it "whimsical and deceptively simple".[8]


On 29 July 2016 Fly Guy was re-released on mobile platforms, and is now available for iOS and Android.[9] The game was rebuilt in GameMaker by Tom Sennett.[10]


  1. ^ McManus, Sean, Impromptu Weekly, archived from the original on 2014-08-20, retrieved 2016-09-15
  2. ^ "Tom Sennett on Twitter". Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Communication Arts - 2009 Interactive Annual - Crappy Cat". Retrieved 21 July 2014.
  4. ^ "HeyTVM on Twitter". Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  5. ^ "Making a Living // Making a Life" (PDF). Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  6. ^ "The Tao of Crap: An Interview w/ Trever van Meter, creator of Crappy Cat". Strange Kids Club. 19 July 2010. Retrieved 19 August 2014.
  7. ^ Buechner, Maryanne (23 August 2004). " - 50 Best Websites of 2004 - TIME". Retrieved 21 July 2014.
  8. ^ "Everybody Plays the Game VSL". 26 July 2010. Retrieved 22 July 2014.
  9. ^ "HeyTVM on Twitter". Retrieved 2016-07-29.
  10. ^ "Tom Sennett on Twitter". Retrieved 2016-07-29.

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