Flappy Bird Is Coming Back, But Don’t Expect It Anytime Soon

It’s pretty rare that an app developer takes their app down because it’s getting too many downloads and making too much money. However that’s exactly what the now famous Flappy Bird founder, Dong Nguyen did. At the point that his app was making $50,000/day, Nguyen removed the app from the store and tweeted the following:

Flappy Bird Founder Tweets

So that was back in February and the reason Dong gave at the time is that he didn’t like the complexity that having so much money coming in added to his life. Before Flappy Bird, Nguyen had designed a number of other “indy” games for the iPhone, none having anything close to the traction that Flappy Birds saw. Here’s a few of the other titles by .GEARS, Nguyen’s company:


Yesterday, the Flappy Bird founder went on CNBC’s Closing Bell and announced something people around the world have been waiting for – the return of Flappy Bird. However don’t expect it anytime soon, Nguyen is working on another game and seems actually a bit frustrated that people are so excited about Flappy Bird’s re-release, here’s what he said on Twitter yesterday:

Dong Nguyen Next Game

While Dong is now focused on building a different game, he did say that the new Flappy Bird would include multiplayer and be a little less addicting. It’s amazing that in 2014 a game resemblant of a game from the 80’s could be considered too profitable and addicting but hey, it’s a brave new world we’re living in and yes, mobile really is changing everything.

So, if you’ve been waiting for the Flappy Bird comeback, prepare to wait a bit longer. The cool thing about Dong is that he is probably one of the few people in the world who would shut down a project because it was too successful, he’s in this to build great games that people love, once you add massive amounts of cash the world changes, and Nguyen likes his world just the way it is, at least for now.


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  • Joe May 16, 2014, 9:06 am

    I do not play these games , this person be a great creator remain the same since it is big business before and now I think mobile is the same, the possibility is that changes in some niche markets and use in Internet cafes and bars where grandparents retired rather than play slot machines, use the game of their grandchildren like so many millions of people.

    n Spain a study by a University on the personality of youth to comment on TV that the total hours that a young man playing with mobile phone for more than 8 hours and only studying 1-2 hours every other day , this does not is now, if not in Spain does not have a youth unemployment rate no higher work throughout the European Union ..

    The reason is simple like playing while achieving drain the battery and recharge it here.

    The other reason would be best to learn other games created for themselves and earn a good living as others do in many other countries around the world.

  • HowieCrosby May 16, 2014, 2:26 pm

    FlappyBird may be gone!

    But have you seen Flappyjam.com (Top Ranked Games) ?
    “make a hard, almost unplayable game use assets inspired (not ripped) from classics FLAPPY word or gameplay not mandatory have fun, be supportive. hate must not win”


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