Flappy Bird is back, but only on the Amazon Appstore

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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11 Comments

1. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Crappy bird....

8. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

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

10. j.khan95

Posts: 51; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

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

2. somad

Posts: 169; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

No I'm good

3. Airforceflyer3

Posts: 5; Member since: Jul 26, 2014

Really grrrr amazon

5. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

lol not compatible with my nexus 5

6. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

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

7. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

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

11. hurrycanger

Posts: 1760; Member since: Dec 01, 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.

4. Imaxxacre

Posts: 75; Member since: Aug 23, 2009

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

9. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Flappy Beaver is better anyhow...

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