Flappy Bird is coming back to the App Store. Eventually

Flappy Bird

Flappy Bird may have been taken away from us, but it looks like it's coming back. Eventually. The developer, Dong Nguyen, famously pulled the insanely popular game from both the App Store and Google Play. But according to a recent tweet, the bird will fly again:

Nothing more to go on than a yes. We'll be 'treated' to the same insanely difficult, swear inducing game all over again. But not yet.

Will you be happy to see it return?

Source: Dong Nguyen (Twitter) via TechCrunch

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Why would that guy take that game out of the AppStore? For me thats so stupid, this was like hitting the Lottery!! I dont care what people say about me, $50,000 usd a day! You have to be a very weak person to just paid attention to what anyone says about you!! And i bet you he problably make more games but will never be this successful, its like the one hit wonder artist, but maybe he will but is like i said this business is like hitting the Lottery!!

Didn't we all see this coming though? Seems to have been a marketing ploy anyways. He might have waited to long though as people have kind of moved on, but I could see an even larger profit from this now.

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There was an article I read on this with an interview from your developer (I forget where), that actually seemed to make sense (to me). After reading that my opinion changed as I initially thought it was a marketing ploy.

I'm wondering if the hype has already started to subside for the game. Maybe this will catapult it to the top again. Time will tell.

I can't speak for anyone else but for me, it was a fun experience, in part, for the reasons Leo Laporte suggested. You see others try it. You think,"Hell, I could do better than THAT." You get your ass kicked.

That is where opinions diverge. Some people delete it forever, immediately. I know of multiple people who did just that. That cracks me up because I've never known a game to elicit such a strong reaction.

When I get my ass kicked, with infrequent spots of decent progress, the sound effects combined with the memory of other people's frustrations makes me laugh out loud. Too doggone funny.

It is designed to give you hell. Embrace that ...or not.