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Flappy Bird creator says he might bring the game back to app stores

Flappy Bird creator says he might bring the game back to app stores
In case you missed out on Flappy Bird and wanted to try the original and not one of the clones, then you might be happy to know that developer Dong Nguyen told Rolling Stone that he is thinking of bringing the app back to iOS and Android app stores.

(Also see: Flappy Bird creator took down game because 'it was just too addictive')

In the Rolling Stone report, Nguyen also talked a little about developing the game. He said he found games like Angry Birds too visually dense, and said he developed Angry Birds as a throwback to an older, simpler era of Nintendo games.

Nguyen took the app down in February citing stress and saying the game was too addictive. At the time, reports suggested that he was earning $50,000 a day from ads being displayed in the app.

(Also see: Flappy Bird's journey from obscurity to fame and ultimate demise)

For a very simple game which featured such "inspired" visuals and had basically no gameplay, that's pretty impressive.

Of course, the app remains available for people who had already installed it on their phones before Nguyen pulled it off the stores, and he's been earning ad-revenues from those users in the interim. Over time though, this might well have dropped down from the heights of the Flappy Bird phenomenon, but it's safe to say that even in a market that's now littered with clones, Flappy Bird's return would probably be news enough to bring in a whole new set of users.


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