Items tagged with Dong Nguyen

Good news, fowl obsessed gamers, the casual game that became a bizarre phenomenon is coming back. We're of course talking about Flappy Bird, the creation of Dong Nguyen, who once revealed his addictive title was generating $50,000 per day through in-game ads. It was that revelation that made his decision to yank Flappy Bird from iTunes and Google Play seem so peculiar in the first place. By the time this is all said and done, people will be wondering if Nguyen is a marketing genius (Nguyen claims he removed the title because gamers were getting addicted to it). The argument for that is simple --... Read more...
In what can be considered one of the more bizarre moments in the history of gaming, Flappy Bird developer Dong Nguyen followed through on his promise to yank the popular app from iTunes and Google Play despite reports that he was making upwards of $50,000 per day through in-game advertising. His decision came just as sudden as the game grew popular, having been released in mid-2013 but only recently racing to the top of gaming charts. His reason for pulling the game? Addiction. Nguyen revealed his reason to USA Today during an email exchange, explaining that his free game ended up having unexpected... Read more...
Time might be running out if you've been planning to download Flappy Bird to see what all the fuss is about. You've probably heard of the popular mobile title, a simple title in which you're instructed to tap the screen to keep a flapping bird airborne through a series of pipes that look like they've been ripped straight out of a Nintendo game. The mechanics don't get any more simple than that, yet Flappy Bird is somehow both addicting and endlessly frustrating -- there's little room for error as you tap your way through the pipes. Strangely enough, now that his game is finally a raging success,... Read more...