Forget The Violence; Let’s Play Peppy The Penguin

Science suggests that penguins once had the ability to fly. That’s right, folks. Penguins, the weirdly shaped, tuxedo rockin’ creatures of the cold could once soar through the skies like the birds that they are. Granted, this ability was lost ages ago, but it’s an interesting fact nonetheless. According to researchers, the featherless birds opted for diving skills instead. Evidently, you can’t be good at two things when your brain is the size of a bloated popcorn kernel. Now, you’re probably wondering what this information has to do with video games. Well, nothing — but also something.

Enter Peppy The Penguin Airborne. A game which, despite proven natural science and years of — kinda pointless — research, allows for penguins to once again fly. Well, float. Actually, it’s more like continuously jumping through the air. I don’t know, just watch the trailer.

The game doesn’t feature anything you haven’t seen elsewhere. You begin with a bounce, and float upwards as you tilt the device to gather fish — some of which provide certain boosts. While it’s nothing groundbreaking, it doesn’t have to be. Peppy the Penguin is incredibly polished, colorful and dangerously addictive. Best of all, it’s available on both Android and iOS for only 99 cents.