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Old Mar 19, 2014, 01:17 PM   #1
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Flappy Bird to Return to the App Store




Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen has plans to return his hit game to the App Store, according to several interactions the app developer has had with fans. In a recent tweet discovered by Gawker, a fan asked Nguyen if he would return Flappy Bird to the App Store, and he answered "Yes. But not soon."

A second fan ran into Nguyen at the Game Developers Conference currently taking place in San Francisco, and also received confirmation that Nguyen will re-launch Flappy Bird.

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Creator of Flappy Bird found and he told me he is going to repost it to the App Store!!! pic.twitter.com/odmKbWaTw8 - Todd Moore (@toddmoore) March 19, 2014
Nguyen first hinted that he might reintroduce Flappy Bird during an interview with Rolling Stone earlier this month, where he said he was "considering" the move. In the same interview, Nguyen revealed that he pulled the app from the App Store back in February both because of the attention it was garnering and because it was overly addictive.

At the height of its popularity, Flappy Bird was earning Nguyen more than $50,000 per day, and even removed from the App Store, the game has continued to earn money. In its absence, hundreds of Flappy Bird clone apps have been released on the App Store, each one attempting to earn some of the revenue Nguyen was able to pull in.

It is unclear when Flappy Bird might make its way back to the App Store, but Nguyen has said that when he re-releases the app, it will come with a warning: "Please take a break."

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Old Mar 19, 2014, 01:18 PM   #2
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Thank god! This will end the insane ads on Kijiji and eBay for the ridiculous "$5,000 iPhone 4 *WITH FLAPPY BIRD*".
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Old Mar 19, 2014, 01:19 PM   #3
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Plot twist: Apple rejects the app for containing the word 'flappy' in the name.
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Old Mar 19, 2014, 01:19 PM   #4
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Old Mar 19, 2014, 01:19 PM   #6
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Of course it will...

I'm growing tired of seeing this stupid story all the time. Wouldn't be such an issue if I didn't get MR push notifications...
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Old Mar 19, 2014, 01:19 PM   #7
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And hopefully we won't read anymore about it here.
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Old Mar 19, 2014, 01:20 PM   #8
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-___-.... "GOOD NEWS, WE'RE BRINGING THE OLD COKE BACK!"

Well played, sir. Well played.
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Old Mar 19, 2014, 01:20 PM   #9
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Old Mar 19, 2014, 01:20 PM   #10
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Now mario Bros - er - I mean flappy bird 2 will be huge
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Old Mar 19, 2014, 01:20 PM   #11
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It is unclear when Flappy Bird might make its way back to the App Store, but Nguyen has said that when he re-releases the app, it will come with a warning: "Please take a break."
You know what else we need a break from? Talking about this game.
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Old Mar 19, 2014, 01:21 PM   #12
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And hopefully we won't read anymore about it here.
No kidding, that'd be great.
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I'm getting really tired seeing Flappy Bird on the front page of macrumors. I thought iOS Blog was where stuff about iOS is posted.
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Old Mar 19, 2014, 01:23 PM   #15
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Next time keep quiet about how much you make and just enjoy your success and money.
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Old Mar 19, 2014, 01:23 PM   #16
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Way to go Dong! And if you get tired of all that money rolling in, just send some my way!

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Old Mar 19, 2014, 01:23 PM   #17
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Clearly the choice to pull the app was garnering too much attention.
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I'm getting really tired seeing Flappy Bird on the front page of macrumors. I thought iOS Blog was where stuff about iOS is posted.
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Old Mar 19, 2014, 01:24 PM   #19
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Yes. But when is the movie coming?
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Old Mar 19, 2014, 01:24 PM   #20
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Obvious marketing move and so many idiots fell for it. Maybe he'll do something to actually make the game fun this time. Or maybe he'll repost the same thing and charge $0.99.
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Old Mar 19, 2014, 01:25 PM   #21
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He will likely get to make the announcement on stage at WWDC, Phil would love the attention to the App Store.
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Old Mar 19, 2014, 01:26 PM   #22
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At this point I assume even with a return, a lot of the flappy hype has gone away. If anything, the large number of "flappy" themed games ruined it for a lot of people.
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Ah, I'm going to miss all those thousands of dollar ads for iPhones with Flappy Bird installed on it. I really wonder if people were actually dumb enough to pay those prices just to have it. If they did, I'd bet they certainly would not admit it.
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