Flappy Bird Set to Return to the App Stores
Published on: 20th Mar 2014
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Hugely popular mobile game Flappy Bird is set to return to the app stores after the creator of the game dramatically removed it a few weeks ago.
The games creator, Dong Nguyen appeared to buckle under the stress of having created the exceptionally popular game, and the media attention that came with it, and pulled the game from sale, to howls of protest from fans.
He has now said that he will restore the game for sale, but hasn't confirmed when.
The game was released initially in May 2013 and simply needed the user to keep tapping the screen to keep the bird in flight and avoid obstacles. The simplicity of the game has been widely credited for the success it had, and earned the creator a reputed $50,000 a day in advertising revenue.
However, with success came fame, and Mr Nguyen removed the popular game in February, saying its popularity had ruined his "simple life".
He however continued to receive advertising revenues from the existing downloaded games.
In a tweet, confirming that he will release the game again, he added "I don't work by plan. I will release it when it is done."
On the web: @dongatory
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