Flappy Bird to Return to the App Store

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    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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    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."

    Article Link: Flappy Bird to Return to the App Store
     
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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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    Plot twist: Apple rejects the app for containing the word 'flappy' in the name.
     
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    Cheap, dirty marketing ploy.

    Respect has gone down the drain.
     
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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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    And hopefully we won't read anymore about it here.
     
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    -___-.... "GOOD NEWS, WE'RE BRINGING THE OLD COKE BACK!"

    Well played, sir. Well played.
     
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    this guy will be a billionair by the end of 2014.
     
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    Smart guy

    Now mario Bros - er - I mean flappy bird 2 will be huge
     
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    You know what else we need a break from? Talking about this game.
     
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    $1 per flap
    $5 for 10 flaps
    $99 for unlimited flaps
     
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    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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    Next time keep quiet about how much you make and just enjoy your success and money.
     
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    Need My Address?

    Way to go Dong! And if you get tired of all that money rolling in, just send some my way!

    :) :) :) :)
     
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    Clearly the choice to pull the app was garnering too much attention.
     
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    Touch Arcade.
     
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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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    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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    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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