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'Flappy Bird' creator confirms mobile game's return

March 20, 2014 at 12:16 PM

HANOI, Vietnam, March 20 (UPI) -- The Vietnamese developer of the mobile game "Flappy Bird" announced the game will return to app stores, but "not soon."

Dong Nguyen revealed "Flappy Bird," which he pulled from the market in February when he was bombarded with media attention and began hearing stories about "Flappy Bird" addicts, confirmed he will once again make the game available for download onto mobile devices, Gawker reported Thursday.

Nguyen made the announcement in response to a fan's Twitter question about whether the game would ever return.

"Yes. But not soon," Nguyen tweeted.

Nguyen explained during an interview with Rolling Stone this month he was shocked to receive emails about "Flappy Bird" addicts including "workers who had lost their jobs, a mother who had stopped talking to her kids."

"At first I thought they were just joking," he said, "but I realize they really hurt themselves."

He said any eventual return of "Flappy Bird" would come with a built-in warning to request that players "Please take a break."

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