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It’s been nearly 6 months since Dong Nguyen pulled his smash hit Flappy Bird from the App Store. The game was reportedly earning over $50,000 per day in revenue at that time, but Nguyen didn’t like the added attention it brought him, so he pulled the plug.

As he promised, though, Flappy Bird has made its triumphant return as ‘Flappy Birds Family,’ bringing along with it a new multiplayer mode and other additional features. Unfortunately, it looks like the title is exclusive to Amazon’s Fire TV platform for now…

Here’s the description from Amazon’s Android App Store (via IGN):

Flappy Birds now are on Amazon Fire TV with incredible new features: Person vs Person mode, more obstacles, more fun and still very hard. Enjoy playing the game at home (not breaking your TV) with your family and friends.

Admittedly, it seems odd that a game based on screen-tapping would become exclusive to the Fire TV. Amazon does say, however, that it supports both the Fire TV remote and its game controller, and early reviews for the title are glowing with 5 out of 5 star ratings.

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There’s no word yet on whether or not Nguyen will bring the new Flappy Bird game to mobile devices, and even if he does, you have to wonder if it would see the same success as before. Looking at the App Store’s top lists, it appears the Flappy craze is long gone.

  • NaSty

    I’m glad I never jumped on the Flappy Bird hype, it looks like a pretty shit game

    • Dani Hayes

      It is. I downloaded because a friend was raving about it. I wanted to slap him the next day.

    • jack

      Flappy Golf is just awesome

    • Antzboogie

      Well its not and helps hand and eye coordination. Your probaby shit at it.

  • help me. i have not stopped playing this game since it came out.

    • RarestName


    • Mozaik

      Cut your thumb that’s the only solution 😉

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  • Merman123

    This is a joke right…?

    • Naman Jain

      iDB Doesn’t joke 😛 except on 1st April xD

  • Eni

    Many amazon fire tv are going to brak this days

    • Rowan09

      You mean TVs.

      • Eni

        I am not wishing that, coze they are more expensive

      • Abdullah Samir

        Do you even English bro?

      • Eni

        You want to teach me english “Abdullah”?

      • Berchtwald

        So just because he doesn’t have what you may refer to as an English name, he is not good enough to correct you? That’s not just kind of racist, that’s utterly stupid as well. And by the way Abdullah was right, you don’t know how to properly write English. Cheers

      • Eni

        I didnt mean that, i meant that by his name he doesent sound like he is an better english writer than me. And i am not being racist u sucker, stop using that sentence that much, in fakt he is, saying smth like that, i know i am not a perfect english speaker or writer but that’s rude, he cold correct me in the sentence that i’m wrong like sometimes other people do but they are not as rude as him, they just correct me and i thank them. so man before you judge someone just see the two sides not just one. anyway peace

      • Berchtwald

        Saying that I’ve used that sentence too much is senseless because I’m absolutely sure you’ve never seen me use it. I did look at both sides without any bias, but you failed to see that what he said wasn’t rude. It is merely an internet joke about your writing. Implying that he doesn’t seem a good English writer just because of his name, if not racist, it is definitely stereotyping and judgmental. I, on the other hand, didn’t judge you on anything, simply commented on your response to that other guy. Peace out!

      • Eni

        I didt say that just for you, but for everyone who use it, people make jokes or insult each other but it isent racist everytime, i think those people who say it’s racist are the real racists. anyway i didnt like that so i did expres my self with that reaction, just a correction from him it could be enought, like everyone does. if he feels insulted i will apolegise him, like he should do with me. bb

      • Berchtwald

        Okay back off now you’re saying that maybe I’m a racist lol Saying that someone named Abdullah isn’t an English speaker or that he’s not capable of being good at English is a stereotype, racism as it would be called differently. I am not accusing you or trying anything similar. You may not have had that intention, but that is how it came out. I simply commented on it to try and make you see it clearer. Not trying to insult or start a debate, just trying to make things right!

  • Tony

    Cracks me up, didn’t want attention but now let’s stick it on amazon new product. Gotta love what a money ploy this has been. His 5 seconds of fame ended when anyone who played originally could see how bad of a game it is. Glitches like crazy, touch response isn’t properly implemented and edging issues causing you to fall even if your playing correctly. Can’t stand this guy and his garbage product. And what’s he made since? Oh right, nothing.

    • RarestName

      Beautiful sense of self entitlement you got there.

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  • Asis

    the madness returns…

  • Chris

    They should have made this game exclusive to samsung phones can you think of how many people would get apple devices coz of smashed screens lol

  • He doesn’t like the attention, that’s why it’s on the Fire Phone. Nobody will give it any attention now.