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Creator of insanely popular Flappy Bird considering possible revival

Flappy Bird

Flappy Bird is a rather special mobile game, illustrating what can happen when a seemingly unimaginative concept goes viral and the developer subsequently wishes to remove oneself from the spotlight. The game has also split communities in two with many wanting the name to simply remain dead, but that hasn't halted numerous developers across all platforms from attempting to ride on the success that is Flappy Bird.

Now the creator of Flappy Bird has said in an interview we could well see the game again.

Dong Nguyen is the Vietnamese developer behind the insanely popular smartphone game. He told Rolling Stone in a March 11th interview that he's considering whether or not to bring back Flappy Bird. It could well be down to the reported $50,000 monthly earnings from the game. The reason Nguyen removed the game was allegedly down to him finding the game to be too addicting for smartphone owners.

Nguyen did promise that an official Windows Phone version was in the works, meaning the project could be resurrected. 

We simply couldn't get enough of Flappy Bird.


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If Nguyen brings back the game, he has hinted at the possibility of including a warning message to inform players they should take a break. Would you like to see the official Flappy Bird game finally made available on Windows Phone? For now, there are multiple clones on the store.

Source: Rolling Stone, via: Huffington Post; Thanks, Amol, for the heads up!

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Creator of insanely popular Flappy Bird considering possible revival

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"uh, I can't take this anymore, I'll pull Flappy Bird from the store" *download rate suddenly increases around 1000x* everyone wants to grab the game before its pulled, even those who didn't hear about FBird before... XBOX ACHIEVEMENT COMPLETED *MAKE A NOISE, FOOL PEOPLE AND EARN MONEY FROM ADS*

Agreed, he made a game you make as a learn how to make games thing. And yet sites talk like he's some master creator lol.

Especially when he took about 99% of the art from Mario. Its people like this that irritate people like me who work hard with the little talent they have to make something from hand, instead of copping out and steal from others.

He was an idiot, He got lucky and instead of taking advantage of the situation, He was perturbed by mails he got from some complete strangers, How can anyone fuck up 50,000$/day is beyond me.

Why do you believe he messed it up? The income is based on ads. As long as people didn't stop playing the game, the ad money is still coming in. It's not like the game automatically disappeared from people's phones.

Have similar clones now. Even better. Played enjoyed it deleted it. Phone more meant more utility. Waiting for more utility apps.

I think the default response for any app should be "yes, I'd like to see it on Windows Phone", even if there's no personal interest in the app.

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It's a good thing I understand Dutch, I'm to lazzy to enable CC.

 

Anyway, I don't care about this game, it isn't for Windows Phone anyway.

Any game earning $50k/day shouldn't be shut down in the first place. He may have missed the boat on this one as he killed it right when it was going mainstream.

No thank you. Was annoyed with the game to begin with, but even more so after it was removed do to the flood of clones. Let a dead app stay dead.

I knew he couldn't do long enough without the 50K $ per day. Finally he's considering coming back. Now days its all about the money and nothing else. All the drama he is doing is making him look stupid. ;)

Maybe he is getting out of the shock. My only interest is that when it comes, the hundreds of knock offs will be removed from the store. Windows Store currently looks like Flappy Bird Market, analogy Fish-market.

lol, I guess he realized his daily expenses have ballooned to way over $50k+. The cars, the girls/boys, the bling... all so damned expensive! :P

His "departure" due to notoriety was a BS marketing ploy anyway. Lets see if he can do anything beyond this stupid bird.

At this point isn't it kinda pointless? So many clones with the same name, the original doesn't have anything better than the others, I dont think I'd even be able to find it in the store

WELL LOOKS LIKE THAT GUY WHO BOUGHT THE IPHONE WITH FLAPPY BIRD ON IT FOR $5000 OR SOMETHING JUST GOT PWNED BY DONG NGUYEN. AND THAT, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN IS WHY YOU DON'T BUY STUPID STUFF YOU DON'T NEED FOR $5000.

This developer is a joke. I wonder what his real issue is and why he feigns this care for his user base on some moot point. It's a game, and he needs to get over himself.