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Stop the Presses: Flappy Bird May Make a Return to Google Play

A little more than a month ago, the world weeped as Flappy Bird made an exit for both Android and iOS devices. Spawning countless clones, it almost feels as if the game never left, but none of the copies could ever match the world’s most beloved hated game. 

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Dong Nguyen, the game’s creator, says he may be bringing it back. One of the initial issues Dong had with his creation is that it was simply, “too addictive.” While I myself would argue that the game is the exact opposite of addictive, there are probably millions of people who would disagree.

If Dong does in fact decide to bring the game back, he mentions that there will be a new warning for users, stating that breaks should be taken while playing the title. To make things simple to understand, he doesn’t want people going crazy over playing a simple, yet very aggravating game.

If you don’t believe people were actually losing their sh*t while playing Flappy Bird, Dong has been very open about the death threats that he received while the game was still live for people to download. It may seem like a very trivial game, but people take that flapping avian creature very seriously.

In the event that the game comes back, will you fall victim once again to its mesmerizing spell?

Via: The Verge | Rolling Stone
  • DKPGuy

    Heh. Dong

  • jc914

    He’s a genius.

  • Brandon

    I guess the money ran out!

  • Daniel

    Yes… yes I will.

  • William Peterson

    Great for bathroom breaks, waiting for an appointment, whatever. It’s not a bad way to waist 10 minutes here and there.

  • Trevor

    Dong seems like a real softie. He’s got to stiffen up to make it in this crazy, messed up world. Rise up, Dong!

    • LionStone

      Hehe… he said, “stiffen up….Rise up, Dong!”

  • Ryan

    All of a sudden that 100k+ iPhone looks like an even stupider buy lol

  • coolsilver

    High Score: 6

    Frustration Level: Impossibu

  • jonzey231

    I kept the .apk from before so that I would never be sad again.

  • Bionicman

    update it with better graphics and features (maybe powersup?) but keep the same style. id be all over it.

  • mjmedstarved

    FYI – if you wipe your phone, and have it restore from Google Play.. AND you had Flappy Bird installed before it was pulled.. it will automatically install!!

    It seems that Google must have left the repository live or something. = D

  • Chris B

    Hope so! Looking to improve on my 142!

  • Havoc70

    Never played it, never will.. Death threats really? some people need a life outside digital “entertainment”

  • Steve B
  • Chris

    oh dong. don’t worry about what others do. People use phones in far worse situations (driving cars, using them while walking across the street or train tracks etc)

    anyone hungry?

  • Chris


  • Jeremy Martin

    I still play the game on my phone.

  • ApplesNAndroids


  • moelsen8

    whatever. i get how it made him feel, but dude’s an idiot. give me the damn rights and i’ll gladly take it off your hands.

    or hell, give it to some charity.

  • jason

    i just like that his name is “Dong”

  • Daniel Traynor

    He is totally over reacting regarding people getting obsessed. Who the f*ck cares if people are getting obsessed/addicted? it’s not his problem!

    • Mackster248

      People that care for other peoples well being do exist, you know.

      • Chris

        we have that a lot regarding food…

    • MH

      That’s a BS story. He was getting sued by Nintendo and Sega.

  • JSo

    This game is never going away if people keep talking about it.

  • Liderc

    No, it was boring to begin with. No clue why it was so popular.

    • Humberto Hernandez

      Because people is stupid…that’s why 🙁

      • OreoMan

        Humberto Hernandez proved his own point with his own statement. Win, win!

        • Dubya

          Very rarely is the question asked, is our children learning?

    • JSo

      My little brother had it on his tablet. He asked if I played it and I said no. He wanted me to try it so I did. I died twice, gave it back and said “stupid”

  • flosserelli

    The developer ran out of money for rent. Or hookers and cocaine.

    • Detonation

      Actually he is still making thousands of dollars on the ad revenue from people with the game still installed

      • flosserelli

        Probably so, but apparently that is not enough.

  • NorCalGuy

    Hope Nintendo sues him and he looses all that money that he says is all just too much…

    • Mackster248

      I’ll never understand why people enjoy watching others suffering.

      • Tristan Sergent

        Jealousy. The answer is jealousy.

  • guyfromtrinidad

    Its unfortunate that a lot of blogs have been going with this headline, when the story is really about him and what flappy bird did to him. He only talks about bringing back Flappy bird near the very end of the interview when pressed about it

    • Liderc

      You must not know how the internet works, or headlines.

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  • shellprog

    i am already a victim i never uninstalled the game .

  • John
  • MichaelFranz

    Hopefully this stops the nonsense on eBay and craigslist of people trying to sell overpriced 2 year old phones with it install for $1000.

    Seriously iPhone 4, not even 4s, $1000 with flappy bird.
    Galaxy SII, $1000 with flappy bird.

    forget about a 5S or a S4….sometimes more…its insane.

    • Nathan Borup

      Those are artificially inflated dude

    • Disqus_n00b

      If someone is willing to buy it at $1000, why should you care?

    • Brian Slaughter

      I just Googled flappybirds.apk and boom there it was. I have a copy of it if anyone wants it I’m only charging $1,000,000.i think that’s a fair price

      • Nathan Borup

        Pretty sure it could riddled with viruses by now…

  • Randall Wanamaker

    Public relations genius.

  • gintoddic

    I thought he was making too much money on adverts… oh poor guy!

  • Ryan Gullett

    I knew from the moment he said he would pull it, he would probably bring it back. It was all a plan. You know how many more downloads he got from that little stunt? Unbelievable.

    • John

      Yep, he’s going to rake in some more $$ from this. Intentional or not…he’s one lucky bastar d.

    • David Mann

      I like how everyone was saying “see not everybody is in it for the money!”

    • Kevin

      He’s going to get rid of that Super Mario theme… I guarantee it.

    • T4rd

      Yup, I knew its return was inevitable. I have to admit though, this was a mildly clever ruse to stir up the media and get more advertising out of the game (considerably more so than before, I mean).

    • michael arazan

      Most people that I read that were pissed off at the game was how he would not update it to correct the score cheats, people take pride in their honest scoring.

  • Jeeves, hold all my calls for the afternoon.

  • David Triscari

    I was never a fan of the game. It’s not really…fun? But to each, their own I suppose

    • The Narrator

      He’s probably already broke

      • michael arazan

        Hookers and blow ain’t cheap, oh he’s in Vietnam, I mean Opium and Tranny’s ain’t cheap….

        unless you are in Thailand

  • Disqus_n00b

    The fad has passed. I haven’t really played it since he took it down.