In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen revealed that it is possible that the incredibly addictive and infuriating iOS game may return to the App Store.
As for the future of his flapper, he’s still turning down offers to purchase the game. Nguyen refuses to compromise his independence. But will Flappy Bird ever fly again? “I’m considering it,” Nguyen says. He’s not working on a new version, but if he ever releases one it will come with a “warning,” he says: “Please take a break.”
Flappy Bird, as you will most likely be well aware, rose to the top of the App Store charts and was at one point reported to be bringing in $50k a day in ad revenue before eventually being pulled by the app’s creator citing its addictive nature.
Following the game’s success, a flood of copycat games have populated the App Store ever since. It seems Nguyen’s choice to pull the game from the App Store only led to more demand. Our very own Kyle Frost even created a tutorial to enable developers to create their own Flappy Bird clones.
It seems Flappy Bird may fly once again, although Nguyen is not currently working on a new version, but it is interesting that the developer would consider including some kind of disclaimer to avoid people playing for too long.
Nguyen isn’t in any rush, however, and it seems like he’s not exactly struggling for cash these days:
As for Nguyen, the millions of people who downloaded Flappy Bird are still generating tens of thousands of dollars for him. He’s finally quit his job and says he’s thinking of buying a Mini Cooper and an apartment.
Be sure to check out the full interview at the source link for more on Nguyen, his life pre- and post-Flappy Bird, and what future projects he has lined up.
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Source: Rolling Stone