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Flappy Bird might return to iOS and Android

This time with a health warning
Wed Mar 12 2014, 14:57
Flappy Bird for iOS and Android

THE DEVELOPER of Flappy Bird has said that the game might make a return to iOS and Android, but this time with a health warning.

Flappy Bird was a short-lived success. It arrived on iOS and Android at the end of January, and soon thousands of smartphone users were hooked on navigating a pixellated bird though Mario style pipes without hitting them and dying.

Two weeks later, the game's developer Don Nguyen made the shocking decision to pull the app from the iTunes Store and the Google Play store, and we still don't really know why, despite Nguyen having said that people were spending too much time playing the game - not a common concern for app developers.

However, it seems that Nguyen might have had a change of heart. During an interview with Rolling Stone, perhaps giving those unaware of it a hint at how much of a hit the app once was, he said that he is considering bringing Flappy Bird back

When asked whether the game will come back, Nguyen said that he's "considering it", adding that if it does make a reappearance it will come with a "health warning", telling players to take a break.

Nguyen also spoke out about the horde of copycat apps that have since appeared on iOS and Android, causing Apple and Google to crack down on them.

Mocking games like Splashy Fish and Flappy Wings, Nguyen said, "People can clone the app because of its simplicity, but they will never make another Flappy Bird."

While Flappy Bird might be destined for re-release, that isn't all Nguyen is working on, with the developer having told Rolling Stone that he is also working on an untitled cowboy themed shooter, a vertical flying game called Kitty Jetpack and an "action chess game". µ

 

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