Flappy Bird, regarded as one of the most addictive video games ever, is all set to return to App Stores by August. Dong Nguyen, the creator of Flappy Bird, is believed to have revealed the new appearance of the game.
According to Eli Langer of CNBC, Flappy Bird, in its new avatar, can be played by multiple players. Langer also stated that the addictive power of the game will intentionally be reduced. It is a matter of contention how the gameplay will turn out to be and how different the new version of the game will be compared to the original.
Nguyen, the developer, pulled this app out of App Stores in February, following the game’s resounding success in Google Play and iTunes. The game had also been a target of angry YouTube videos and upset Tweets. Frustrated users harassed and even threatened the game’s creator for making it both very difficult and addictive at the same time.
During that period, Nguyen, who reportedly built the game in three days, said that the game has destroyed his uncomplicated lifestyle. He, however, was making as much as $50,000 per day at the peak of Flappy Bird’s popularity.
From the time Nguyen pulled the game, fans have implored him to bring it back. The developer was initially hesitant to relaunch the game, and said that the matter is under consideration. He ultimately confirmed that he would relaunch a new version of the game. Nguyen stressed that it will be much better than the original.
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