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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.


Turn on CC, unless you understand Dutch.

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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hehehe no sudden surprise he is reviving the game back lol..!!!!!!

Martsicky says:

"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*

Aniket Bhat says:

Create need, Stop supply, Let demand increase, Resume supply, Profit. Simple market stratergy.

DaltonCarl says:

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.

Adretheon says:

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.

bashbaliga says:

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.

ravi.tandon says:

Is there a corroboration for that number?

Duffau says:

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.

LTTG says:

I'm waiting for the WP version...

Natebird says:

There are wp version in the market place so idk

Aniket Bhat says:

Those are clones, not the original one

soumitro316 says:

So?..the original game isn't very "original" either

Tips_y says:

True! And I hate the game - I couldn't get past tube no.4 LOL!

Aniket Bhat says:

I see your point, But still..

roguecroce says:

I've got a clone, I see any difference to be honest... It got an update too...

DavidinCT says:

Yea, I got the clone that did not have ads...and the update gave it ads...

roguecroce says:

Yes, that's really the main point for users of WP8, is there going to be a Windows Phone Store app, or not...?

sholokov says:

Lol at people who paid hundreds or even thousands on ebay for a phone with Flappy Bird installed.

Last night I was thinking about all the Nokia X news, sighed, and thought "At least its not Flappy Bird"

...

andrew1967 says:

cabbage patch doll craze in the form of flappy birds,.

Yay! My high score is 64... what's yours? 

Arsee17 says:

98...so mad when I didnt get 100 lol

DavidinCT says:

My high is 54 but, I have not really put a lot of time into it...

Tips_y says:

Mine is 4 - and I have put in really a lot of time into it... ;-)

Qazplm632 says:

Exactly my high score. But I don't care about this game anymore. I don't think that anyone cares about it.

Aashish13 says:

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

INV3000 says:

Agree with this one, like that office remote is a heel good app

Rico says:

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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Wael Hasno says:

Spent all the money already?

Studio384 says:

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.

Ticomfreak says:

He had a WP port...

Get over yourself... flappy!

mmm273 says:

Money, money, money....

nuclax says:

You sly fox :p

Credo93 says:

Hahahahahaha amazing that this in in Dutch :) Hij is high xd

pulkit10 says:

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.

looks like the money outweighs all the troubles he faced. allegedly.

Yeah, he misses earning $50,000 daily (about $1.5 million monthly) 

pan_ani says:

I feel he is doing this just to generate publicity. Just my opinion.

scardboy says:

Who cares? When there's a exact copy, he wasn't going to port it to WP anyway

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. ;)

Agreed. But its $50k per month. Not sure why all comments say per day......

I really hope it comes to windows phone!

cashcar1979 says:

Nice marketing stunt

sholokov says:

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.

Natebird says:

I don't get his guy what did he expect when he decided to make the game LOL

Viipottaja says:

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

kenzibit says:

This guy is a confused guy....doesn't know what he wants. Soo stupid

Jazmac says:

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

4ny0n3 says:

Maybe the drama queen needs a little more money. So much drama for such a stupid game.

Pratik Mehta says:

Over-rated game!

soumitro316 says:

So true. Dev just got lucky

TheRem says:

I got bored with the cloned WP version, I uninstalled it. My phone is better without it. ;)

Flubby2 says:

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

sholokov says:

Others can be removed, once this arrives. He can request that.

sachinrex says:

I hate this stupid game!! Not at all worthy to be mentioned in these forums..!!!

k00ksta says:

Ship has Sailed .. You lost 50k a day kid.

What th f...... Is a flappy bird....

Dave Bhullar says:

That developer is the biggest troll in this world

Bob101910 says:

A little late. Too many clones out meow

INV3000 says:

"Get the money, dolla dolla bills y'all"-Dong Nguyen

DarwinPurol says:

Yeah what for? Too much clones already, and, going back means considering windows phone?

Marco Gomes1 says:

Really?! Who would have guessed...?!

Bob101910 says:

Flappy Bird MMO works well in IE browser on Lumia 1020. My record is 60 on WP.

Just make it available!!

Who cares. Seriously it's not even a good game. This game has become the Justin Beiber equivalent of mobile games.

DennisvdG says:

Aaahaahahaa I love how you guys linked this video of Kud xD

sip1995 says:

He lost the game, there are so many clones right now, that they're better than the original.

But now we have so many similar and BETTER  games (clones).

I'm playing a game called Jellyfish Swim and enjoying much more than before.

Robborboy says:

Publicity stunts: how do they work?

louisoneal says:

LOL LOL LOL! I just laughed so hard at Barnes & Nobles.....omg that was funny.

Really. Wow. This guy needs to make up his mind.

Arpit Mittal says:

I tipped, but my name is not there

terrokkinit says:

Haha!! So funny

cioransorin says:

Wow. Didn't see that coming..

QilleRz says:

I'll wait and see...

Jack Larson1 says:

Too late, the fad is over.

Nice now they considering to comeback. Nice game to play.

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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.