tech2 News StaffMay 15, 2014 13:05:36 IST
In March, Flappy Bird creator had Dong Nguyen had sparked off new speculation that the game will be back on mobile devices, but with a twist. Now, Nguyen tells CNBC that the game will make a comeback in August. For the twist part, the game will feature two main changes - less addictive gameplay and multiplayer mode.
Take a look at the tweets by CNBC’s Kelly Evans and talent producer Donna Burton revealing the return of the game in August:
Flappy Bird's Dong Nguyen: Flappy Bird is coming back. Multiplayer. August. @CNBC
— Kelly Evans (@Kelly_Evans) May 14, 2014
— Donna Burton (@DonnaBurton) May 14, 2014
Flappy Bird was taken down by Nguyen after he though people were getting too addicted to it. But in a long interview with Rolling Stone (read the full text here), Nguyen said, “I’m considering it” when asked whether Flappy would be back. But the Hanoi resident also said that if it ever comes back, the game will show a warning asking users to take a break.
Nguyen opened up about the origins of the game, the simplicity of older games and how it inspired him to make Flappy Bird. Being pulled out of app stores sparked rumours of Nguyen’s death, about the game being a botnet and also about Nguyen being sued by video game companies for copying their graphics. Most were baffled by Nguyen’s choice to abandon a project that was at one time fetching him $50,000 a day through ads, and that was before it hit it reached its peak popularity. Some left him death threats and phones with Flappy installed were being sold for close to $100,000.
While Flappy fans will be eagerly awaiting news of its comeback, there are a horde of apps that can fill the void in the meantime. However, not all are safe to use, and some clones have even been booted out by Apple and Google.
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