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Flappy birds creator says the game may return soon

The game that went viral in January may be back soon, with the creator hinting that he is considering a re-release.
By Ananth Baliga   |   March 11, 2014 at 4:08 PM   |   Comments

HANOI, Vietnam, March 11 (UPI) -- A month after taking down popular iOS game Flappy Bird, creator Dong Nguyen said he is considering bringing back the game, but with a warning attached to it.

In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Nguyen said that he will bring back the game but with a warning that asks players to take a break from the game, whose addictive qualities were the reason it was taken down.

Nyugen has kept a low profile for the past month, and said that he could not take the attention, criticism and even threats that the game brought him.

Many reports suggested that Nguyen was getting $50,000 a day from the game but still decided to take it down when he couldn't deal with the attention.

During the interview he also divulged his inspiration for the game. He said that the future of Hanoi influenced the gameplay. People rushing through the streets of Hanoi, transfixed on their phones, led to the simple tap control of the game.

He said the scoring for the game was influenced by "one of the most masocore analog creations ever: paddleball."

Since taking Flappy Bird down Nguyen said he felt relief. "I can't go back to my life before, but I'm good now," he said.

[Rolling Stone]

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