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#1 +Frank B.

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 18:58

'Flappy Bird' creator says he's considering bringing his game back

 

It's been just over a month since the creator of the surprisingly popular and exceedingly frustrating mobile game Flappy Bird pulled his creation from the App Store and Google Play. He's kept a fairly low profile since, but Dong Nguyen broke his silence in a big way in a just-published feature interview with Rolling Stone. In the profile, Nguyen reveals that he's "considering" bringing Flappy Bird back, despite the overwhelming crush of attention, criticism, and even threats that the game originally brought him. However, if he does bring the game back, Nguyen says it'll come with a warning imploring players to take a break; last month, the developer said that the game's addictive qualities were a big part of why he took the game down.

 

Beyond the tease of a Flappy Bird return, Nguyen also talked extensively about the inspiration for his game and how the culture of his home city of Hanoi influenced the game's simple mechanics. Citizens rush through the city, eyes trained on their phones — and thus the simple "tap" control made a lot of sense to Nguyen. And as for the low scores that plague most players, Nguyen apparently was influenced by "one of the most masocore analog creations ever: paddleball." For the whole story on Nguyen and 2014's surprise breakout hit, read on at Rolling Stone.

 

Source: The Verge

Link: Interview with Dong Nguyen at Rolling Stone




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Posted 11 March 2014 - 18:58

I'm shocked! It was was probably just one huge publicity stunt.



#3 Romero

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 19:02

I'm shocked! It was was probably just one huge publicity stunt.


If he does bring it back I'm inclined to agree. The reasons given for taking it off in the first place seemed so ridiculous.

#4 Edrick Smith

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 19:03

Wait people got addicted to it that there was a big concern? Did I miss something?



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Posted 11 March 2014 - 19:04

I'm shocked! It was was probably just one huge publicity stunt.

meh addicted publicity ###### that makes millions... wish I came up with this idea :angry:



#6 Crisp

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 19:06

Someones bank account needs topping up.



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Posted 11 March 2014 - 19:06

bringing a crappy game back.....meh



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Posted 11 March 2014 - 19:10

Disney is taking the movie out of the vault, but only for a limited time. Get it now.



#9 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 19:12

bringing a crappy game back.....meh

that made mad cash



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Posted 11 March 2014 - 19:13

that made mad cash

 

According to the user.  I dont think it was ever confirmed. Either way, still a crap game and sometimes crap sells....like the pet rock.



#11 Ian W

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 19:15

But I thought he couldn't live with the stress!
http://www.neowin.ne...e-ios-app-store

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#12 winrez

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 19:19

Aww didn't see the article link in the first post go figure


Edited by winrez, 11 March 2014 - 19:21.


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Posted 11 March 2014 - 19:19

Well if I was making a supposed 50k a day... I'd be inclined to bring it back and bring in the cash.



#14 nyolc8

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 19:24

But now "everyone" downloaded the clones, so nobody will download the original :p



#15 stevember

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 20:00

But now "everyone" downloaded the clones, so nobody will download the original :p

 

You have a good point.

 

The money he earned in the early days would have been new to him and would have felt like more money than they could ever want. Then he would have got used to it and his lifestyle has changed probably.

 

Now of course that money will start dwindling as the users will go down, the users are not going to come back like before because of the clones.

 

He is unlikely to come up with something new and as addictive again.

 

Maybe he seriously shot himself in the foot.