Flappy Bird returns as Flappy Birds Family

'Flappy Bird' is back and for those that have not moved onto something else or opted to play a clone, the title has made its return in the form of 'Flappy Birds Family'. Unfortunately, the excitement will be short-lived as the game will not make its debut on iOS or Android, but will instead see a release for the Amazon Fire TV.

It was nearly a year ago that a little-known developer released a game that would eventually take the world by storm. Although it wasn't an immediate success, 'Flappy Bird' later became an international hit, relying on pixilated graphics and its addictive gameplay. But, after receiving global media attention and raking in an alleged $50,000 a day from ad revenue, the developer, Nguyen, decided to do the unthinkable and removed the game from the Apple and Google stores. 

Luckily for Amazon Fire TV owners, 'Flappy Birds Family' maintains all the charm and challenge of the previous iteration, but has a couple of new additions. The game still requires the user to navigate a bird through a myriad of pipes, but it now includes new obstacles, selectable characters, and a multiplayer mode. Although the game is currently only available for the Amazon Fire TV, we have reached out to Nguyen to see whether 'Flappy Birds Family' will be released for other platforms. 

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I don't get it. Why doesn't he want to make some real money? If only to give to friends and family or to a cause he cares for. Sure money doesnt make one happy but it sure enables a person to do the things that can make him or her happy.

FiB3R said,
I don't see the problem. How will they be able to contact me on my gold yacht?

With their wooden rowboat and assault riffle.

"I'm taking the game off the store because it is too popular"
Amazon: "Can you develop an exclusive version for Amazon Fire TV?"
"No it is too popular"
Amazon: "We'll give you 1 million dollars"
"Did i say popular?"

Lord Method Man said,
I guess the author finally learned to live with the stress of bringing in $50,000 a day. Good for him.

Don't think he has. If he did, he would have put it back up on the ios appstore and the play store.

Game wasn't addicting until the developer went crazy and people started to play it for the "lawlz." I think most people completely forgot about it until now.

Nogib said,
Not a fan of crappy "games" that any intelligent person wouldn't be caught dead playing.

You could say that about any game, its just a bit of harmless fun!

Nogib said,
Not a fan of crappy "games" that any intelligent person wouldn't be caught dead playing.

I get unnecessarily worked up and angry about how strangers spend their time too.

Nogib said,
Not a fan of crappy "games" that any intelligent person wouldn't be caught dead playing.

With your seeming abundance of intelligence one would expect you'd at least appreciate Nguyen's science behind the fact that in a lot of poorer countries you have to travel for extensive periods on overcrowded transport whilst holding onto something. Therefore he wanted a game you could play with one hand that was fun, addictive and could be used to pass the time. He nailed it on all accounts.