Flappy Bird, the game that you needed to jump in between randomized pipes as a bird, was originally released last may, then became popular in January, will now be coming back this August, but now with multiplayer. The news comes to us by CNBC that had an interview with the Vietnam based indie developer of Flappy Bird, Dong Nguyen.
Flappy Bird with the recent smash hit back in January brought in about $50,000 a day in revenue from the game. Though due to the game being too addictive and receiving all the online abuse because of the game, that caused the creator to take the game down from the App Store and Google Play. It was in March that Nguyen mentions that he had plans to re-release the game with some improvements, but “not soon.” Since the game came down, there were about 60 Flappy Bird clones that hit the App store and Google Play every day, but the original Flappy Bird had been downloaded more than 50 million times. Phones that had the Flappy Bird game installed were being sold on eBay in hopes of becoming limited edition or collectors’ items. Though that doesn’t really work for those who ended up buying those devices with the game for $100’s or more, since the game will be coming back this summer.
CNBC’s Kelly Evans tweeted that “Flappy Bird‘s Dong Nguyen: Flappy Bird is coming back. Multiplayer. August.”
CNBC’s Donna Burton also tweeted:
— Donna Burton (@DonnaBurton) May 14, 2014
Burton also mentions that Nguyen is working on other games, in the next one there will be a character that will be jumping from building to building. Nguyen’s one man company, .Gears Studio has released a game called Smashing Kitty on the App Store, plus there are 3 more games in the portfolio for his company called Droplet Shuffle, Shuriken Block and Ninjas Assault.
Dong Nguyen tells CNBC’s Kelly Evans that “he would rather people spend their time doing more productive things rather than attempt to guide a cartoon bird through pipes to rack up a high score. Still, Nguyen said he doesn’t regret creating the game.”