Crushingly difficult Flappy Bird will return, but not anytime soon

Creator Dong Nguyen says game is indeed returning to app stores, but "not soon."

Enjoy your life while you still can.

Dong Nguyen's massively popular mobile game Flappy Bird, which he removed from app stores worldwide in February because it was "too addictive," is coming back.

"Yes. But not soon," Nguyen said on Twitter today.

In an interview with Rolling Stone this month, Nguyen said if Flappy Bird were to return, it would feature a "warning" message to inform players that the game is "addictive."

Nguyen is also working on three new games: a cowboy shooter, a flying game called Kitty Jetpack, and an "action chess game" called Checkonaut. One of these games will launch this month, he said.

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch
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Discussion

51 comments
jenniferfarah85
jenniferfarah85

In case anyone still wants to play the ORIGINAL Flappy Bird for free even though the creator, Dong Nguyen, has removed it from app stores, I've uploaded the .apk here for FREE download (100% working with NO ADS).
Download it for FREE here: http://topfiles.me/1svaQWfGad
Just enter your email address or something like that if asked for download and unsubcribe later :)

jerusaelem
jerusaelem

Caveat Emptor! Buyer Beware! This game masks its nefarious "addictive" properties behind hours and hours of tremendously boring repetition! Do not be fooled! The addiction is real! YOU WILL GET ADDICTED TO UNINSTALLING THIS GAME! Here's a first hand account from a Flappy Bird uninstaller who permanently crippled his index finger while attempting to uninstall Flappy Bird too quickly!


Aaron A. Bumbledumps, AL - "A'yuh"


Such bravery! DO NOT ALLOW THIS GAME TO DESTROY YOUR LIFE AS IT HAS FOR POOR AARON! Please remember: The safest way to avoid unnecessary catastrophe as a result of excessive Flappy Bird uninstalling is to NOT install Flappy Bird in the first place.


This comment was paid for by the Aaron A. Aaronson Memorial committee of Bumbledumps Alabama. May his memory live on in our hearts!

sirapathetic01
sirapathetic01

"My game was too addicting and millions of people bought it. It was a successful and ground-breaking app game. It stressed me out.

...But, a few minutes in on the toilet has taught me to not mistreat the public and tease them. To all of the world: I shall give you what you want; In due time, I shall return to you what you have once lost and long for eternally! 

Flappy Bird is COMING BACK!"


"Myeh". 

MN121MN
MN121MN

"You shall cry... again...."


"Meh"

DeadrisingX1
DeadrisingX1

When it makes its triumphant return, the world will proudly announce: "Meh".

catsimboy
catsimboy

Uh who cares if it comes back or not? You tap a screen the bird flies up, all the Flappy Bird clones don't have to do much to attain the level of "quality" of the original.

SingletreeAve
SingletreeAve

Notice the three buttons on the Flappy Bird start screen (Start, Score, Rate).  Half-Life 3 confirmed.

evil_snuggles
evil_snuggles

This is the sounds like you pc fanBoys. When reacting to Consoles gaming.

ERRMAHGERD
ERRMAHGERD

my high score is 413, and I hate playing it.

Tiwill44
Tiwill44

Is he really trying to build hype for his shitty game? People moved on.

DamnILoveGames
DamnILoveGames

Why do people still care!? Not only is it rubbish, but a million and one clones exist!

bourne714
bourne714

The guy who made flappy birds must be good friends with that guy that recently was saying, "oh, plot and story in video games are overrated"  Somebody kill these idiots before the bring on the Apocalypse of tards'

RicanV
RicanV moderator moderator

"Not the game you want but the game you deserve." Flappy Bird 2 Intro.

da_chub
da_chub

You know what's sad...this site has more articles about flappy bird then upcoming Nintendo games.

frogiggy323
frogiggy323

So wait does Flappy Bird think its Super Man now?  Will it return when we need it most?  

ArchoNils2
ArchoNils2

Hats off to that guy. You rarely see someone to abuse the media as good as he does. Get popular, wait till it slows down, say you take the game down, take it down, say you take it up sometime ... next will be to say he takes it up soon and he takes it up followed by a sequel

jk12324
jk12324

Him taking it off in the first place just allowed the 200 shameless clones to thrive.  People are no less addicted, he should have just left it.

neowarrior121
neowarrior121

the pointlessness of this comment IS TO DAM HIGH

deathwish026
deathwish026

yes.. bring the game back now that theres 1 million clones..

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Waaaaayyyy too much unnecessary press than this less-than-a -mini-game deserved.

gajbutler
gajbutler

The Helicopter Game... Heard of it?

JimmeyBurrows
JimmeyBurrows

The power of social media, apparently no one put a warning sticker on it... Come on health and safety this is the kind of garbage you usually take care of.

amaneuvering
amaneuvering

Yeah, this guy had all this planned from the second his App got a lucky break.

I take back any benefit of the doubt I gave him.

Gamer3344
Gamer3344

Why is this even news? There a hundreds of better versions of this game at the app store.

SaQu1B
SaQu1B

Casuals gon Casual. 

Tigerbite2
Tigerbite2

Why not just make it with microtransactions?!  That way people have to lose their life savings to keep playing Flappy!

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

Who cares about this guy.  The game has already been reuploaded under 1784 other names with the exact same gameplay.

PeterDuck
PeterDuck

Those poor souls who purchased the iphone containing the game for, what was it, close to 100 K?

demondogx
demondogx

by the time it is back the hype around this garbage is long gona and something even more stupid is going to be the new trend
As every year mainstream trends just get worse and worse

kkrakhed
kkrakhed

He's just mad cuz his parents named him Dong.  Turn that 'n' upside down and I think that's what they meant.  ;]

Raxyman
Raxyman

And this is on a geming website because...?

DiverseGamer
DiverseGamer

Nobody wants this turd of a game back. 

randomkidlol
randomkidlol

@Sevenizz  Right place at the right time means moneymoneymoney. Just like angry birds.

Petman8246
Petman8246

@Sevenizz  Isn't that one of the biggest reasons why he dropped it? Because the media kept begging him for shit?

WiteLite
WiteLite

@amaneuvering  one article about making a different version of the game.....

Me thinks your "benefit of the doubt"   is alittle...........thin

Aaron3691
Aaron3691

I have a strong assumption those weren't legit....

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Except, Angry Birds is a real game.

And FYI - gaming isn't a charity. You sure you picked the right hobby?

randomkidlol
randomkidlol

@Sevenizz  With the way some devs are literally begging for your money, it sure seems like it.

sortajan
sortajan

@Megawizard @deathwish026 @gajbutler  That's how innovation seems to have always worked, according to history. Someone invents something, somebody else goes down in history books as the inventor. Or discoverer. Or whatever.


Look up some of the shit Isaac Newton did.