Flappy Bird

Flappy Bird, the game everyone loved to hate, will be making a refreshed return later this year according to its developer, Dong Nguyen. During an interview with CNBC, Nguyen says that a new version of the game will be multiplayer and less addictive. A main reason why the game was originally taken down by Nguyen was because of its addictive nature, he claims, though that led to reportedly large amounts of revenue from ads with Flappy Bird being played by tens of millions of people while it was still available.

Details on the new release are slim at this point, but we can only hope the game has a bit more polish this time around. Though the crude nature of the original was fun to scoff at, it wasn't all that fun to look at or play, to be honest. Let's see if the new multiplayer version will turn as many heads when it is released.

Source: The Verge

 

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Flappy Bird will make triumphant return in August

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I have a feeling it will be tweaked so that it wont... But I also believe that's why he removed it originally, to avoid any potential lawsuits from Nintendo. No one takes a product/App off the market because its TOO addictive.

I don't think people will care much that it's back. There are already so many clones and spinoffs available to play. People will get bored of those and not care anymore.

If this guy was making $50K per day on adds alone he is crazy to dump it. Ill download the new version but his money train is over

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I factory reset my phone last week and just assumed it wasn't going to reinstall from the play store and it did. Played it today. 9 is all I got.

Posted from my bathroom in the basement.

Unless some other game goes super viral right before this gets released, then it will certainly get tons of downloads. I'm just interested in seeing how far it will go.

Better hope it doesn't still use Nintendo assets, or he'll need the money to defend himself in court.

Oh for science sake! Hopefully it'll die on its arse. Very little respect for this particular dev.

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334 no big deal. All you other cry babies just suck at it that's why you "don't get the hype" or don't like it. Sore loser's.

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Lol or maybe some people aren't a huge tool like you are and they don't need a stupid game like this to brag about in order to feel good about themselves. ;) Keep chirping there little bird.
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Play flappy48..its more tough than flappy bird..

And i have flappy bird on my phone since it came...i never deleted it..i rather made backup from clean master and saved it in my dropbox when i heard its been pulling from store... :-)

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Well there's one bit of karma here...all those idiots who bought phones for x thousands of dollars because of this games existence will feel like complete morons now that the app is back.

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