The all-conquering, frustratingly addictive app, “Flappy Birds”, is making a comeback. The game’s developer, Dong Nguyen, has confirmed the matter in a tweet just hours ago.
One of the year’s oddest moments in tech, “Flappy Birds” was actually released in 2013, before slowly spreading through word of mouth of its “easy to pick up, difficult to master” game mechanic. The viral factor came into play so quickly in such a short space of time, it was reported that at its peak popularity, “Flappy Bird” developer Nguyen was earning about $50,000 a day in ad revenue alone.
Unfortunately, the attention that came along with this surprising success took its toll on Nguyen, who then made the highly bizarre decision to remove the game from both iTunes and Google Play. Within hours of its removal, thousands of “Flappy Bird” clones made their way into the two app stores. According to Nguyen, the app was removed for your own good.
Now, oddly enough, it appears that “Flappy Bird” will be making a return. In a tweet posted earlier, he confirms that “Flappy Bird” will be returning to the Apple App Store:
Also interesting is the fact that Nguyen states that it will not be happening anytime soon. Now, it may be one of two reasons why this is so. Firstly, Nguyen is actively making ready another app, which he states will be “soon to be released“.
Perhaps Nguyen is focusing on making sure his new game is ready and hitting the highs of Flappy Bird before everyone’s favourite 8-bit bird makes a comeback? Or, as TechCrunch speculates, it may also be that Nguyen is working on an updated version of “Flappy Bird”, perhaps with some additional features.
Either way, “Flappy Bird” is coming back, and to be honest, we’re not quite sure if the reception will be as hot as it had been before.