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


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'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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+warwagon

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

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Romero

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.

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Edrick Smith

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

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Draconian Guppy

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:

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Crisp

Someones bank account needs topping up.

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techbeck

bringing a crappy game back.....meh

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Joe User

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

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Draconian Guppy

bringing a crappy game back.....meh

that made mad cash

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techbeck

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.

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winrez

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

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firey

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

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nyolc8

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

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stevember

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.

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Rippleman

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

the 50k a day claim would still be valid (if it was ever true) and rolling in EVEN if he took down the app, the current installs with on going advertising still exists even with it not being in the app store. 

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Nogib

For the love of god I hope he doesn't.  Some day I keep hoping that mobile users will stop playing pure and utter ###### "games" and keeping it away might help that.

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LimeMaster

Even if he does, it won't affect the majority. So, who cares?

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Chasethebase

If he does it will get rid of all the horrid clones that are clogging up the charts, he should have left it there and let the game just die out like any other fad. This has now fuelled it.

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Draconian Guppy

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.

moar money than I make at least

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MikeChipshop

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

 

I'd reckon you're right there.

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vcfan

bringing a crappy game back.....meh

I guess that would make it flappy turd

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techbeck

I guess that would make it flappy turd

 

Sounds like a messy game

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Raa

He just wants the money.

 

Edit : My comment stands.

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