Flappy Bird could once again wing its way onto iPhone and Android after the creator of the recently axed game made some promising comments to Rolling Stone magazine which suggest he’s thinking about a comeback.
In a shock move, 28 year old Vietnamese developer Dong Nguyen clipped the wings of the popular and addictive mobile game in February and went into self-imposed hiding, and was wrongly reported to have committed suicide, following soaring App Store success for Flappy Bird.
This was suggested to be for a number of reasons including the unwanted attention Dong was receiving, the game’s clear similarities in appearance to Super Mario Bros. and his bad feelings about the excessive and obsessive amount of time players were spending trying to best his challenging creation.
After pulling out a month ago, Dong has now popped up again, seemingly with new vigor and enthusiasm for his Flappy Bird. When asked in an interview with the popular US publication if he intended to bring back the bird he mentions ‘I’m considering it’ – but suggested that if it is to happen it would be with a warning to players to ‘take a break!’
Since the withdrawal of the game from the App Store and Google Play Store, a selection of knock-offs and parodies have appeared including wrestling-based Flappy Bryan. iPhones with Flappy Bird installed have also been selling for ridiculous amounts on eBay, so if and when the game gets a re-launch we imagine those hasty buyers will have another reason to throw their phone at a wall in frustration!