flappyJust as it seems the whole Flappy Bird phenomenon has died down (though Flappy clones are still appearing in the App Store at an alarming rate), the original game's creator Dong Nguyen has announced that he plans on putting a new version of Flappy Bird back on the App Store this August. The announcement comes from a tweet by CNBC's Kelly Evans, who has interviewed Nguyen about his popular and controversial game as well as one of his upcoming games.

The new Flappy Bird is also said to include multiplayer and be "less addictive", which was a major reason for Nguyen to pull the game in the first place. He had previously stated back in February in an interview with Forbes that he thought Flappy Bird was "an addictive product" and was concerned with how obsessively people seemed to be playing it, leading him to decide to pull the game from sale. That Flappy Bird is coming back isn't a total surprise, as Nguyen stated in another interview with Rolling Stone that he was "considering bringing the game back" at some point. The full interview with CNBC doesn't appear to be live just yet, but once more news on Flappy Bird's return are revealed we'll be sure to let you know.

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  • McBlink

    Number of #@$%'s given?

    0

    • http://twitter.com/JaredTA Jared Nelson

      You commenting contradicts that answer.

      • McBlink

        I don't care.

      • dariusjr98

        Woah, you're so edgy brah, I wish I was as cool as you.

      • Themostunclean

        I don't care that you don't care. Does that make me cool too?

      • the_rebel14

        This thread is so meta...

      • B30

        I don't care.

      • B30

        'cause everyone want's to be cool.

      • Goggles789

        You just made my day!

      • Dubya w00dm4n

        i care about you. is everything alright at home?

      • Goggles789

        Flappy fuckin' Bird.

      • Cookies

        But does it really? Informing others of your lack of interest doesn't actually demonstrate interest. Somewhat the opposite in fact.

      • Bradb13

        If they take a few minutes out of their time to comment about how the don't care, they must care, or else they wouldn't be wasting their time commenting.

    • markymarkanddafunkybunch

      Why is everyone hating in this dev and game? He made a couple good time waster games and all because everyone plagiarized his games, he gets flack. I thought it was pretty cool of him to pull the game and stand on his morals.

      • Goggles789

        But, he didn't stand by his morals, because he's bringing the game back.

      • markymarkanddafunkybunch

        How didn't he stand by his morals? Read the article.

      • M M

        No he's right. The answer he gave is not the answer he have originally. Which said he was bothered by all of the money and fame. Looks like he really wasn't bothered after all.

      • NinjaKitteh

        All of this, from day one has been a huge publicity scheme, a great one at that. Neither of the two different reasons he gave actually meant anything. It's been a ploy all along. The guy is a master level marketer. End of story.

      • markymarkanddafunkybunch

        I'm sure he was bothered by the fame. The Asian culture react differently than other cultures. He's a young man that lived with his parents and then all of a sudden he became a millionaire. He said he's changed the game to make it less addicting, and that is what I meant by he stuck by his morals. I honestly don't understand everybody's gripe about this young man.

  • anarchy in the app store

    And the saga continues...

    Maybe this means gba4ios might make a return as well, with multiplayer

  • CkX82

    ...and the crowd goes mild.

    • cofunguy

      Gee..this qualifies as news?? By the time it is released it will be old news and something else will be the rage. The dev had his 15 minutes and couldn't handle it. No need to glorify him more.

      • Zerol3onheart

        I wish your idea was true, but when it comes back (technically it's still there if you've downloaded it before) it's going to be on article after article on every game and tech website because it generates page views.

        On a more positive note, Eli explained the benefit of all the Flappy articles, which was that people read about FB then check out other iOS and Android games, and it creates new fans and all that. So there's both sides of the coin.

        Also over 9000 new FB clones will come out on launch day.

      • Cookies

        Essentially, it's only still in the limelight because it's being artificially kept there by various media sources all wanting to leech off of it. Fair enough though, that's how media works, it's just very amusing seeing something that we've all admitted doesn't interest us keep on coming up as a topic of conversation.

  • Jetjet

    Ridiculous or hilarious ?

    • workingman

      Both

      • Brown Cow

        I agree. So ridicularious.

      • Goggles789

        Hilardicous sounds more posh.

    • Bradb13

      Neither...

  • Jake7905

    How do you make a game "less addictive"?

    • Design by Adrian

      Any game could be less addictive. Except for this turd.

      But maybe you meant: "Why would you make your game less addictive?" to which my answer would be: "I have no idea, that developer is an idiot"

    • klink

      Is this a cheap knockoff of Flappy Goat?

      • Bradb13

        I hope you're joking. If not....

      • Goggles789

        It totally is. This guy is a rip off.

    • toofinedog

      Hearts and timers.

    • Cookies

      A better question: "Is it actually that addictive, or do we play it purely because everyone else is?"

  • 5hift

    Soooo... GBA4iOS gets taken down but this comes back? It's like a ****ing fever-dream down here.

    • Bradb13

      GBA4iOS= an emulator which allows you to play illegal ROMs.

      Flappy Bird= a completely legal game that is addicting.

      I don't understand your comment...... .-.

  • DillweedLtd

    Yay now I can finally ignore it in the AppStore again!

  • sirbond

    Why is it coming back since there are now many of copies of the game do we need more crappy games on the market no -_-

  • GhostMaker

    Meh...I still have the original installed only because it was removed from the App Store. Bringing it back now seems kinda pointless considering how many superior clones there are...like FLAPTHULHU for instance.

    • CecilMcW00t

      Flapthulu is incredible!

  • defunct32

    Nguyen please....

  • Alexythimia23

    Dong has obviously spent all his money lol i personally dont buy his crap that it was too addictive i think he is being strategic and has been all along. I mean what a pathetic excuse, whats funnier is that people believe him?? What a crock of shit, he knew what he was planning all along, and wanted to to make his game infamous... My two cents lol

  • Earth Vs. Me

    The game will be completely irrelevent by August. It won't even be able to compete with the multitude of knock offs in the Flapp Store.

  • DemoEvolved

    Seems like everyone missed the real story which is he's rereleasing flappy to cross promote his new game which is... A Mario themed canabalt clone

  • NinjaKitteh

    Sweet. The site's going to revert back to Flap Arcade. Just what we all wanted.

  • JustinQ

    Just when the "flappy madness" was starting to die down THIS happens. Well I guess I need to hurry up and get my game finished and launched so it can have some chance of living before getting drowned by more flappy clones.

    BTW I actually have no issue with the original flappy bird. It was a simple idea that gave its creator success. There's nothing wrong with that. My issue lies with all of those flappy clones that bring nothing new except for a small skin change. These flappy clones flood the New Games section and unfortunately the quality and creative games get lost in the flood.

    It's sad that the App Store has become a market full of copycats.

    • jontas

      What kind of game are you working on (just curious)?

      • JustinQ

        Its an arena style FPS with some simple but cool game-play elements. Its built using Unity 3D so graphically it comes pretty close to Dead Trigger (only with a more cartoon art style).

        The game will hopefully be out later this month or early next month (depending on work). I currently don't have a Mac computer so it will be a "timed exclusive" for Android (until I have enough for a (MacBook Pro).

        The game will have a free version with well placed (not annoying) adds and a $1.99 version with more levels and no adds. The paid version (as well as the free version to a lesser extent) will be regularly updated with new maps and possibly new game modes.

        This is no rush job. I've been working on this non stop for the past 4 months but its looking fantastic. I can't wait for you guys to see it (especially sense this was mostly a one man job).

      • Cookies

        Sounds awesome. Definitely take your time :3

  • RelientKSoCal

    I foresaw this return to the App Store way back when he first pulled it :-/ It's all just a publicity stunt.

  • spokentruths772

    What's the point of releasing it again? It won't be as popular as it was and OMG THERE'S ALREADY TOO MANY #%*@^ FLAPPY BIRD CLONES ON THE APP STORE DONT PUT THIS PEACE OF #@%* BACK ON THERE PEOPLE ARE SICK OF SEEING THIS #@*#%_+ ESPECIALLY ME OH #%^* NO LEAVE THIS @"#% OUT OF THE APP STORE AND GOOGLE PLAY STORE IT'S DONE NO MORE FLAPPY BIRD #nomoreflappybird !!!

    • Spaztika

      You're like the angry evil twin of Speedyph

    • Bradb13

      If you don't want it, don't download it......
      ^flawless logic

      • spokentruths772

        Umm? stfu I didn't ask for your comment thank you

      • Cookies

        It's kind of implied that if you're commenting here (or pretty much anywhere else with reasonable traffic) that you accept you are likely to get replies.

      • Bradb13

        You apparantly DON'T know how commenting on the internet works.... When you comment on a topic, you are opening up a conversation to others. So you kinda DID ask for my opinion....

      • spokentruths772

        Actually I DO know how the Internet works smart*** I don't need a lecture from you And what I meant was your dumb *** comment wasn't necessary thank you

      • Bradb13

        Neither were your comments necessary, but you posted them anyways..... Apparantly you STILL don't know how the internet works. Let me show you.
        1) you post a comment
        2) someone replies to you
        3) and then a conversation starts, if you don't want a converstaion, don't comment at all(especially rude comments calling games crap).

        And you don't need a lecture? Well I really don't see why I need a rude stranger telling me to shut up, especially since I'm not talking out of my mouth, therefore I can't exactly "shut up".

      • spokentruths772

        Lmao writing paragraphs And **** like I really give 2 ***** about what you have to say smh and I'm not being rude I'm being "the Internet" get a clue

      • Bradb13

        Are you really that stupid? If you didn't care about what I have to say, you wouldn't reply.... And being rude isn't being "the internet", being rude is being "that idiot on the internet that no one likes".

      • spokentruths772

        Lol keep deleting my comments you **** ******** **** ******!!! Ill whoop your *** you ******* ***** *******!!!!!

      • Bradb13

        I did not(nor do I even have the power to) delete your comments, you fool. Stop being immature.....How old are you, 9?

      • spokentruths772

        Lmao ***** stfu you ***** your still commenting on here but your telling me to stop replying? Oh **** no lmao!!!

      • Bradb13

        I have not told you to stop commenting, stop to stop being inmature. You can tell someone is immature when they have several curse words in their sentence... If you start using curse words to help win an arguement, you've already lost. And you said you will whoop me, but you're only saying that because you're behind a screen. Unless you say that to someone's face, it is completely irrelevant.

      • spokentruths772

        Omg lmfao!!!! ***** don't tell me to stop cursing I don't even know ya dumb*** and don't tell me I'm talking **** behind a keyboard when yo ******* started the **** argument in the first place don't tell me what to do *****!! Lmfaoooo!!

      • Bradb13

        Yes, you DO look like you care, or else you wouldn't still be replying...... And I have not told you to stop cursing, I've just called you immature for it. And I'm not talking bad behind my computer screen. I'm argueing, not claiming I'll beat someone up. And lastly, I i did not start the arguement, you did when you created your comment in the first place!

      • spokentruths772

        OMG LMFAO!!!! ***** u getting mad over some stupid **** HILARIOUS!!

      • Bradb13

        You seem to be commenting a lit for someone who "doesn't have time". And of course you don't know me, WELCOME TO THE INTERNET, where nearly everything is anoynonmous. And by the way, I'm not getting mad, you're just taking things out of context.

        P.S- Learn to spell and punctuate correctly.

      • spokentruths772

        Lmao!!!!! ***** did anybody ask you for a **** lecture? No ***** GTFO somewhere you funny af making me lmfao!!

      • Bradb13

        I will stop argueing when you stop argueing, not before.......

      • spokentruths772

        Alrighty well ill stop when you stop

      • Bradb13

        Okay, I'll stop then.... I'm getting bored with it..

      • spokentruths772

        Lol same here okay

      • Goggles789

        You sound like one high class person.

      • spokentruths772

        ***** stfu nobody asked ya ***

  • vectorarchitekt

    Yes, the game was overhyped but I enjoy a flap now and then still. I really liked so many of the Flappy Jam games and was bummed more of them didn't make it to iOS. I think phone gaming is perfect for the flappy-type experience and I look back rather fondly at the whole phenomenon. I know you guys will think I'm crazy. I save the "real games" for iPad.

    • Bradb13

      I save the "real" games for a video game system.

  • TigerBoat

    PRAISE JESUS!!

  • tpianca

    He speaks as if he had just incidentally created the ultimate Skinner box ever. It is not.

  • byoungmoneyyo

    I'm extremely glad he is bringing it back. He is the original creator and deserves all of the credit and the money. It pisses me off to no end looking at all of the replicas of his game. I have no clue how those are allowed since they are the same thing. They are not original ideas.

    He should've left it up all along. He would've been a multi-millionaire by now.

  • Holcman

    YEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSS! My addiction can be quenched!

  • SwithNova

    Of course Jared is the one on this review and not Eli. Being that he produced one of the many clones that plague the App Store. and now just when I think the App Store is going to return to normal... BOOM nope it's not. maybe one day but as of now because of this news. Not gonna happen. really thank you flappy nerds of America. if it weren't for your contribution to video games then I would almost forget how small minded some gamers are.✌️

    • Bradb13

      It's not a review. :-/

  • chuckdoom

    I want to make a game called flappy dildos.

    • markaman

      I see 100 comments hating/praising the game and then there is this.

  • Tobias Holmes

    Does this mean you'll only be able to play a run or two and then have a timer you can't bypass before you can play again? That would make it less addictive.

  • dariusjr98

    You know, the more I read the comments on some of these articles, the more I realize I hate all of you. You all are so childish. You all are almost as bad as GameFAQs, and that's saying quite a bit.

    I can't even recognize most of these usernames anymore. The ones I remembered were much more respectful, and not as entitled and bratty. I'm not saying I'm not guilty of any of this, but still, you know.

    • Goggles789

      Be the change you wish to see in the world. :D Also, I freaking hate flappy bird and will never DL it.

    • Bradb13

      I must admit, I'm a little inmature and argue easily... :( It's a habit I can not break.

  • theryanlilo

    Oh say it ain't so... The idiocy returns :/

  • Goggles789

    I'm so glad that the App Store focuses on quality, rather than quantity. My game-starved iPhone has been a total drought lately. Nothing is as satisfying as touching the screen to make a bird flap to avoid pipes. It's really the definition of success and is a symphony, no, a coming together of gaming's best elements. Finally, I can embrace gaming on my iOS device, and in full force. Thank you, Flappy Bird dev. You have changed my life.

    • Bradb13

      You realize that iPhone games are meant for on the go, right?

  • Kane

    What do I do with the old app installed on my device?

    • Design by Adrian

      Keep it or delete it. Or maybe I didn't understand your question?

  • Chris Brady

    I don't get this. I really don't all this rage and all it does is keep that very hated topic alive...

    Wow. Humans...

    • NinjaKitteh

      You answered your own question. Humans. Has there ever been a time in our collective history when hate wasn't the dominate inclination in humanity. History says no. In fact people should expect hate before anything else, if they're being realistic in their world view. It's sad but that's us. We all need to own it because out doubt that natural state of mind is going to go away anytime soon.

  • Hiraether

    We hate this because it's for stupid people. Play a real game. Flappy is tomorrow's menudo.

    • Bradb13

      No, you hate this game because of popularity and the simplicity..... And the games that one plays do not decide wether they are smart or dumb... Lastly, if you want a "real" game, it should have "real" controls instead of touch-screen. So if you want a "real" game, buy one of those phones that attach to your controller, or buy a real game system.

      • Macfionn

        Flappy Nguyen? Catchy!

      • Macfionn

        Sigh. Posted right above where it was actually supposed to go.

  • Goggles789

    I wish he named the game after himself.