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Flappy Bird is back, but only on the Amazon Appstore

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Flappy Bird is back, but only on the Amazon Appstore
As promised by developer Dong Nguyen, Flappy Bird is back. For those who somehow missed out on the story, Nguyen came up with a simple, but highly addictive game, where you control Flappy Bird and try to maneuver the foul fowl through a series of pipes borrowed from Mario Brothers. The game became so popular, that it was soon generating $50,000 a day in ad revenue.

Surprisingly, at the peak of its popularity, Nguyen pulled the game from all of the app stores it was in, claiming that the game was getting too addictive. In addition, the developer was not ready for the amazing success of the game. He did promise that it would return, with a message to users warning them that the game could be addictive.

After months of game players going through Flappy Bird withdrawal, we are happy to report that the game is back, albeit with a few changes. Now titled Flappy Birds 'Family,' the game offers a two-player mode. New obstacles, like ghosts, stand in the way of Flappy Bird's successful journey.

Here is the bad news. For now at least, Flappy Birds 'Family' can be found only in the Amazon Appstore, and can only be used for the Amazon Fire TV set-top box. The game now supports supports Amazon's Fire TV remote, and its dedicated video game controller. Players will push a button instead of tapping on a touchscreen in order to control Flappy Bird.

This doesn't mean that Flappy Bird won't be eventually available again for iOS. Android, or Windows Phone. But this time around, it seems as though developer Nguyen wants to start small. Another possibility is that Amazon has worked out a deal with the developer, to make the game an exclusive through the Amazon Appstore for the Amazon Kindle Fire tablets, and the new Amazon Fire Phone.


source: Amazon via Polygon, PocketLint

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posted on 01 Aug 2014, 17:34 2

1. sip1995 (Posts: 847; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


Crappy bird....

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 19:08 3

8. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


True

Rubbish cheap graphics

I would pay €10, if it had graphics like WildBlood

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 23:51

10. j.khan95 (Posts: 51; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


Go for flappy birds 3d which is avaliable on play store, for free

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 17:38 2

2. somad (Posts: 69; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


No I'm good

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 17:43 2

3. Airforceflyer3 (Posts: 4; Member since: 26 Jul 2014)


Really grrrr amazon

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 17:53 2

5. vincelongman (Posts: 1284; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


lol not compatible with my nexus 5

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 17:57 2

6. sip1995 (Posts: 847; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


Lol, there are so many clones out there, better than the official one....

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 18:11

7. vincelongman (Posts: 1284; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Agreed, I just wanted to try it to see how different it is
I prefer badlands anyway

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 01:55

11. hurrycanger (Posts: 1177; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


Badlands is on another league. It's a very nice game. I love it.
I do like Flappy Bird though, and it's just... different. Haha.

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 17:45 1

4. Imaxxacre (Posts: 57; Member since: 23 Aug 2009)


Knowing Amazon and their tablet/smartphone app ecosystem, they will probably charge $5 for this ridiculous game.

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 21:01 3

9. corporateJP (Posts: 1555; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Flappy Beaver is better anyhow...

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