The Flappy Bird return has been announced as developer Dong Nguyen says that his game will no longer be on hiatus come August. Nguyen, who took his game down suddenly after an abundance of success, told reporters that his game will be revamped and available for download in all mobile application stores in just a few months.
Dong Nguyen told CNBC’s Kelly Evans that his game will be re-released on mobile application stores like Google Play and iOS App Store this August. Nguyen took his free game off the market earlier this year despite the fact that millions downloaded the simple yet addictive game. According to Nguyen, he took the game down due to its negative effects on the players such as addictiveness and frustration.
However, the game that accumulated over $50,000 in daily ad revenue will soon be back on the market with new features. Nguyen told Evans that some of the new features will include multiplayer and possibly new levels. The app developer also mentioned that he formatted the game to make it less addictive, although he did not explain what changes were made in that regard.
When Evans asked Nguyen why it was so important that the game not be addictive, the Flappy Bird creator replied by saying:
“I think people should spend time doing something more productive.”
No specific date has been given for the Flappy Bird return. Meanwhile, those seeking to download the original can find the download file on numerous sites with the help of search engines.
When Will Flappy Bird Return? Developer Dong Nguyen Says Game To Return In August.