Get ready to flap your wings again! Fans were so outraged when the creator of Flappy Bird took down the app in February, but those fanatics now have something to celebrate!
It seems that Dong Nguyen — the creator of Flappy Bird –– has plans to bring the deleted game back to life! After the app’s creator broke the hearts of millions in February by removing his game from the App Store, he’s now giving them a reason to live again. The bird lives.
Nguyen confirmed he would be bringing the viral game back on March 19 in a Twitter response to a gamer who asked whether it would ever return to Apple’s app store. “Are you going to put flappy bird back on App Store?” the fan asked, to which Nguyen responded, “Yes. But not soon.”
The 28-year-old Nguyen, who lives in Hanoi, Vietnam, turned the app into a huge success (he claimed it raked in $50,000 a day in advertising revenue alone), but last month, Nguyen took to Twitter to explain that the addictive app had “ruined” his life. “I can call ‘Flappy Bird’ a success of mine. But it also ruins my simple life. So now I hate it,” he tweeted at the time.
Nguyen clearly knows how addictive the game can be to those who play it and to those who create it. So when he re-releases the game in the future, Nguyen says there will be one major difference: “I’m considering it,” he told Rolling Stone of re-releasing the game, adding that the new game will come with a warning: “Please take a break,” he says.
— Lee Hernandez