|Mar 19, 2014, 01:17 PM||#1|
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.
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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|Mar 19, 2014, 01:19 PM||#5|
Cheap, dirty marketing ploy.
Respect has gone down the drain.
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|Mar 19, 2014, 01:20 PM||#11|
With regards from pk7
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|Mar 19, 2014, 01:23 PM||#18|
|Mar 19, 2014, 01:24 PM||#20|
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.
|Mar 19, 2014, 01:25 PM||#21|
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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|Mar 19, 2014, 01:26 PM||#22|
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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|Mar 19, 2014, 01:30 PM||#25|
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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