Flappy Bird Creator Considers Bringing Game Back to iOS and Android - HotHardware
Flappy Bird Creator Considers Bringing Game Back to iOS and Android

Flappy Bird Creator Considers Bringing Game Back to iOS and Android

Given the fact that Flappy Bird suddenly went viral and was generating $50,000 per day from in-game ads, it was all the more shocking that its creator, Dong Nguyen, made good on his promise to yank the app from iTunes and Google Play. At the time, he claimed his decision was for the greater good of gamers who were becoming addicted to his title. Was that really the case? In an interview with Rolling Stone, Nguyen revealed what led to his decision to pull the game, and whether or not it might ever come back.

As far as Flappy Bird making a return, Nguyen says he's "considering it, though if it does ever happen, it will come with a "warning" to "Please take a break." In other words, he's holding fast to his story that he pulled the game offline out of guilt, and you might be surprised at some of the messages he was receiving leading up to that decision.

On his iPhone are several saved messages from angry adults, one of which reads, "13 kids at my school broke their phones because of your game, and they still play it cause it's addicting like crack." Others told of losing their jobs, and there was a mother who neglected her kids because she became addicted to Flappy Bird. These hit close to home for Nguyen, who himself struggled during tests in high school because he was spending so much time playing Counter Strike.

Flappy Bird

There was also the pressure of suddenly becoming famous in a village that lacks celebrities. He has both international and local press constantly searching him out for pictures. It's not something he ever wanted, as he voiced in a tweet asking for some peace.

One could argue that Nguyen brought all this on himself and knew what he was getting into, but given that he's created apps in the past that never became popular, that may not be true. As for Flappy Bird, he set out to create a quick time waster that could be played with one hand while leaving the other hand free to, say, hold onto a train strap.

It's an interesting read and one that certainly sheds some light on why he felt the need to clip Flappy Bird's wings.
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He want to be famous again.. oh boy.

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50k a day is nothing to laugh at, i was really suprised when the game actually went down. he had to know that there would be clones though, might as well get that loot while you can

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I still don't believe his story. This has to just be a massive publicity stunt.

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This Developer was brilliant making a game like this and with making a game that was high demand I kind of understand what he's going threw lols

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I figured he would bring it back. I too think it was just a marketing ploy. Take away the game so people want it and bring it back later so there will be a rush to get it. Couldn't believe he just took it down for the reason he stated. With all the money he was making from ad revenue. That's insane.

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That 50k a day came to a stop. Hes not stupid the app will be back

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I would've never taken this app down if I was making 50k a day. Its up to the consumer on how they use the app and he could put in the app if it is played for more than X amount of minutes/hours to close the app or something. I doubt he will be making 50k again, but if he does he should be lucky cause not too many people can just quit a job and come right back to it at will making the same amount of money, especially a job that can potentially make 17.8 million dollars a year lol

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this game... its addicting but seriously? 50k a day? instead of stopping it, donate to charity! make a difference!

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Don't care game is stupid

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NSA approved...lol

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Must have spent all that money already

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Nobody sticks to their guns these days. Just keep adding zeroes to the check and everyone will become a profit whore.

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