'Flappy Bird' returning in August, this time with a multiplayer feature

Following its controversial discontinuation in February, Dong Nguyen's addictive "Flappy Bird" game has made waves throughout the press. First, stories of devices installed with "Flappy Bird" selling for thousands on eBay hit news outlets, then word got out that Nguyen might resurrect the game for a re-release, which Nguyen has now confirmed -- and it will even have new gameplay features.

According to an interview with CNBC's Kelly Evans, Nguyen will re-release the game this August with a new "multiplayer feature," satisfying the hordes of users who didn't get to try out "Flappy Bird" upon its initial release.

With all this teasing, it's beginning to look like Nguyen is playing a practical joke on users, but he assures the public that everything said thus far is true. While "Flappy Bird" will be released with a multiplayer feature, Nguyen says that it will take until August to fully release the game.

Nguyen first removed the game from Google Play and the iOS App Store back in February, and since then there have been a slew of new games made in its image. Popular amongst them are a crossover between "Flappy Bird" and the popular 2048 tile game, and even a third-party online multiplayer version of "Flappy Bird." But there's nothing like an official release, so those looking to once again get a taste of the infamous "Flappy Bird" can look forward to it, even if it takes a few long months.

Source: Twitter via CNBCImage via PCMag

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I am curious how the multiplayer aspect will affect gameplay. The simplicity of the original release was the major attraction of the app. Hopefully he remembers to keep it simple.

Guess the dev wasn't tired of the enormous income after all. Hope it does well, especially since he jerked the rug out from under peoples feet with the first one.

More follow the crowd mentality...sheeple download flappy birds, because "everyone else is doing it". From what I've seen, it's a lame program, cloned to look a little like mario. But at what, 99 cents per download, he was making what, 50,000 per day or some such stupid amount of money?

I keep hearing about Flappy Bird. Is it any good? The screenshots I've seen are uninspiring. Guess I'll test it out in August.

JHBrown said,
I keep hearing about Flappy Bird. Is it any good? The screenshots I've seen are uninspiring. Guess I'll test it out in August.

Just test it out today. There are a million clones.

One of the most overrated games of all time. I think it is just popular for being popular because it certainly isn't that great. When he pulled it from the store its popularity skyrocketed, it was all very clever marketing. Kind of like Cartmanland. "I made this great game but you can't buy it anymore!".

JHBrown said,
I keep hearing about Flappy Bird. Is it any good? The screenshots I've seen are uninspiring. Guess I'll test it out in August.

It's an amazingly boring game. Don't know why the press keeps on bothering with it. It's creator has trolled us and the media for long enough.

Bonfire said,
One of the most overrated games of all time. I think it is just popular for being popular because it certainly isn't that great. When he pulled it from the store its popularity skyrocketed, it was all very clever marketing. Kind of like Cartmanland. "I made this great game but you can't buy it anymore!".

I had the same with Happy Birds, like with that game and this one, there were a ton already available on the internet, kongregate had them both years before these 2 were even made.
And it will happen again with another game. Someone clones a simple game and somehow makes a fortune.