Flappy Bird to take to the skies once more

Posted by: Jennifer Cefai (4 years, 2 months ago)

The creator of the hugely addictive, yet short-lived Flappy Bird has announced that his tiny bird will be flapping its wings once again. Flappy Bird's sequel will be launched on Apple's App Store in August, with a new multiplayer mode. Nguyen has also talked about how the original became excessively addictive, and how he would prefer it if people spent their time on something more productive than Flappy Bird. With this in mind, he claims Flappy Bird take 2 has "less addictive" qualities, although it is unclear as to how he'll achieve that.

Flappy Bird caused a huge sensation when it was launched, having generated 50 million downloads. Nguyen also saw about $50,000 coming in every day from daily ad revenue. This was all part and parcel of the reason why Nguyen pulled the game from all app stores, claiming that the amount of attention he was receiving was overwhelming. He also said he was unnerved by some of the messages he was receiving from Flappy Bird users, with regards to the game's addictiveness. Copycat games surfaced to cash in, but Apple and Google clamped down on these by automatically rejecting games with 'Flappy' in their title.

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