The popular “Flappy Bird” game is coming back, according to creator Dong Nguyen, who nonetheless offered no firm timetable for a re-release.
“Yes. But not soon,” he wrote on Twitter March 19, in response to a question about whether the game would return.
“Flappy Bird” asks the player to guide the titular character through the gaps in a series of pipes. Despite the simplicity—or maybe because of it—the game became a massive hit within eight months of its May 2013 release, earning Nguyen a reported $50,000 per day in ad revenue. But the pressures of fame soon became too much for him to handle, and he yanked the game from app stores in early February.
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Nguyen claimed that he was doing his best to live a quiet life despite the newfound fame; rather than blow his newfound wealth on luxury, he was still debating whether to upgrade to a new apartment and a car. “I’m master of my own fate,” he told the interviewer, while hinting that he was considering whether to re-release “Flappy Bird.”
Now he’s evidently come to a decision that could please addicts of the game.
Image: Flappy Bird