Flappy Bird is coming back to the App Store, just not now; game will feature warnings of its addictiveness

Flappy Bird is coming back to the App Store, just not now; game will feature warnings of its addictiveness
Flappy Bird developer Dong Nguyen confirmed in a tweet that Flappy Bird is going to return to the App Store. All of your prayers,wishes, and dreams will apparently come true. And while we don't know what this says about the app developer as Rock Star, or the decline of Rolling Stone, the magazine did run a feature on Nguyen. During the interview, Nguyen said that if he were to bring back Flappy Bird (which we now know is happening), he would be adding a warning to game players telling them to take a break occasionally.

In January, Nguyen took his game down because he felt that it was becoming a real problem for many players. Flappy Bird came out of nowhere, getting players hooked with simplistic gameplay. At the time that the game came down, Flappy Bird was bringing in $50,000 a day in ad revenue. And with the big hole left by Flappy Bird's departure being filled by many copycat apps, the return of the original game should remove some of these knockoffs from the App Store.

While Flappy Bird is returning, Nguyen's tweet said that it is not coming back soon. The developer will probably need the time to add those warnings for game players that he wants to see included with Flappy Bird's return. And while the developer mentioned only the App Store, we're sure that the game will return to the Googe Play Store as well.


source: @dongatory via PocketLint

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27 Comments

1. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

4. appleDOESNT.com

Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

I am not sure I buy into the flappy phenomenon, seems manufactured, full of lies. He thinks it needs warnings of addictiveness? meh, its a lame game that became popular because it was being pulled, its future success will not end the same IMO

6. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

It just went viral that's all no one was supposed to like it

15. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

The most garbage game ever... Why people are addicted to this BS clearly shows how dumbed down today's youth has become. Some Atari 2600 games are more intricate & with better mind stimulation than this piece of Sh*t. Also let me add the game is too f*cking easy also. My 5 year old can get 25 or more without even trying. lol

17. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Hey, that's not nice, that's really offensive to billions of iOS users.

18. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

lol What up Papinyc??? Man long time... Sorry iOS users. lol +1

19. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

That would be a BILLION apologies to you, your benevolence, SAE :) P.S. I downloaded the apk using tTorrent Pro after it was pulled from the Play Store; installed it; played once and, then, uninstalled. Pure horse manure. But, iGuess "some" people are so desperate and, as you point out, lacking, that ANYTHING iStiMulAtes them. They probably spend the rest of their spare time handing out transfers or asking for exact change .... lol

23. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I mean you can only tap the screen so many times... lol That's exactly how I felt... I checked it out because everyone was talking about it, but then I had the bright idea of the century... Let me introduce this game to a 5 year old. Definitely stimulating to him. lol

20. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

LOL...try again brosephine. #1 in Google play store when it was out. http://marketingland.com/wp-content/ml-loads/2014/02/Android_Apps_on_Google_Play-2-600x238.jpg

21. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I played it just to see how far I could get and got 147, I think I'll stick to my 360 .-.

22. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Yeah I hit 89. I could have gone much further but I really found it to be VERY dry... I didn't delete but put it in my kids folder cause my son finds it cool. It's definitely in his league... you know the kindergarten segment, Nick JR, Sprout & Disney JR. lol

2. makio9

Posts: 48; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

There is a god!

3. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Let's hope he adds an exit button as well

5. Sauce unregistered

Wish I could get this on my Note 2 instead of its main clone. Keeps crashing for me.

7. imyourpapi

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 04, 2014

Never uninstalled mine, still trying to beat my score of 59 lol

8. ameyabb

Posts: 12; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Even I never uninstalled. Trying to beat mine - 306. Lol. And yes, it definitely isn't as addictive as people are making it out to be.

9. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

This is great news. After getting hooked playing this over my cousins phone, I regret uninstalling mine. Top score 86.

13. rns122112 unregistered

What type of platform do you have? iOS or android? Cause you can get it back on both from your purchase history

16. hurrycanger

Posts: 1765; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

You're right. I just installed it on my other phone now. What's weird is that it didn't work before. I got some error showing up. Now it does install.

27. rns122112 unregistered

glad you can find the real one again.

10. hurrycanger

Posts: 1765; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

The bird turned invisible on my phone the day after the game was removed on play store. I kinda miss it, lol.

11. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Why did Flappy Bird never removed from WP Store?

12. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

We don't need this, there are so many clones in the app store/play store/windows store .

14. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

This is over rated.

24. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Anyone get to the point where it shows that flappy bird is a female? There is also a lesbian love scene for those that get really far into game...

25. andynaija

Posts: 1261; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

^Smosh

26. andynaija

Posts: 1261; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

^Smosh!

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