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Vietnam-born Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen previously said he would be bringing the game back on the App Store.

For those totally oblivious to the phenomenon which has taken the gaming world by storm, Nguyen has willfully removed the game from the App Store back in February because it became “an addictive product”, even though it was earning him $50,000 in daily ad revenue on average.

Having just been live from the New York Stock Exchange on CNBC’s Closing Bell, Nguyen once again confirmed that the game will make a return to the App Store soon. This time around, he was willing to share some specifics and confirmed that Flappy Bird will include an all-new multiplayer mode…

Previously a single-player affair, the re-released Flappy Bird will instead be multiplayer, Nguyen told CNBC’s Kelly Evans.

The journalist wrote on Twitter that the game should land in the App Store in August. The new game is said to be “less addictive” than the original.

Prior to its removal, the game was downloaded over 50 million times. “Please give me peace,” Nguyen tweeted before pulling the game from the store.

With nearly one-third of new February game releases being Flappy Bird clones that to this date plague the store, even the likes of Rovio have decided to cash in on the popularity of Nguyen’s game.

For example, the Angry Birds maker just soft-launched Retry in select markets, basically a  Flappy Bird-inspired game in which you guide a loop-de-loop plane and avoid obstacles.

Will a Flappy Bird relaunch be relevant or is the party over?

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Flappy bird has invaded Backupify’s office, via VP of Security Ben Thomas.

Only time will tell…

Nguyen reiterated to CNBC that Flappy Bird was just a tad too addictive and said he felt that people should do other things than obsess with boosting their score to brag about it on social media.

As for his next game, it will involve “some guy jumping from building to building,” said Nguyen who struck it rich with the at times frustrating side-scrolling game.

Who’s looking forward to playing multiplayer-enabled Flappy Bird?

  • Victor

    “Screw flappy bird”
    *Plays it the day it’s released

    • XboxOne

      for 5 minutes then uninstalls it and forgets about it for the rest of its lifespan.

      • Cesar D

        Haha I remember that I did that; however, its addiction made me install it again xD

  • sivkai

    His logic makes no sense. He removes it because of his principles (which is counterproductive anyway because the .ipa/.apk can be sideloaded) but will bring it back again? Sounds to me like he took it down for any other reason. If he really is worried about it being addictive, taking it down and adding it back is not the solution.

    • Jeffrey

      he removed it because it was so addictive, he mentioned the new flappy bird would be less addictive…

      • sivkai

        Err can you explain how releasing the same game but with multiplayer will make it less addictive? If anything, it will become more addictive!

      • XboxOne

        still gay though.

      • Mistrjon

        How is Flappy Bird homosexual?

      • Jeffrey

        gay means happy:P (just kidding calm down dude WTF)

      • Jeffrey

        well i have no idea but obviously he has made a change in the game which makes it less addictive, maybe he made it easier or put a timer on it, like that you can only play it 30 minutes in a row.. but heck i have no idea

  • Escen

    If you like this game you are an idiot. That is all.

    • AnArcticMonkey

      Nice opinion you have there generalizing the millions who like a freaking iPhone game. Maybe it’ll make you feel better about yourself, and for the record I don’t like the game either, but I don’t act like a whiny wank*r towards those that do 🙂

      • Escen

        Thank you.

      • XboxOne

        butthurt flappy poop fan.

      • AnArcticMonkey

        Your comment tells me enough, and you clearly did not read my comment, but alas go ahead and label me as a “butthurt flappy poop fan” Mr. Xbox One

    • RarestName

      I’m an idiot.

      • Ryan / reeὶὶkѳ™

        kek

      • RarestName

        kek

    • Ryan / reeὶὶkѳ™

      “if you like different things than i do, you’re an idiot”

  • felixtaf

    Money done already? Dont spend toomuch money man!

  • Infinite Production

    Missing the time money rained form the sky already?

  • Tony Trenkle Jr.

    Less addicting? Lol I’ve never heard anyone say that. It’s like Mcdonalds saying something like “our new foods are gonna taste a little worse”. I know bad example but you know what I mean.

    • sivkai

      This guy is either an idiot or is just trying to cover up for some other reason why his app was previously pulled.

      • felixtaf

        “Because it was so addictive.”.
        lol. Addictive games wont get pulled, they get updated or released as sequences.

      • Tony Trenkle Jr.

        Yeah I agree. Something is up. Lol no one markets things as “less addicting”. Hilarious

  • Christian Mejía

    Dead, too late to revive.

  • Bailey Clark

    SCREW FLAPPY BIRD RAGEEEEE

  • Tony

    His 5 minutes of fame ended a while ago. The guy doesn’t get it at all and clearly he never will.

  • CODENAME_CAFE

    No

  • XboxOne

    Here we go again..

  • Biscuit

    Who cares what his reasoning is. Whether he spent all the money or not. Does it matter? It’ll be a hit again regardless. Stop complaining people.

  • Ben Barros

    was still able to get flappy bird when he removed it

  • Dan-in-IN

    I’ve been addicted to Flappy Miley lately.

  • Guest

    and now the cycle begins anew…

  • Malik

    and now the cycle begins anew…..