If you keep up with the mobile gaming world, you’re more than likely all too familiar with the craze that was/is Flappy Birds. This insane game, where you tap a button to make a bird’s wings “flap” so it’ll fly in between Mario-looking pipes – was a hit no one really saw coming. Then, out of nowhere, the game’s creator, Dong Nguyen, decided to pull the game from mobile markets everywhere. Why would he do this when the game was netting him thousands of dollars a day?
According to Nguyen, he believed the game was becoming way too addictive for people and he didn’t want to be known for being the person behind the addiction. And so he stood behind his convictions and shut down the game – to the dismay of fans everywhere. (Of course, if you still had the game installed on your device you could still play it). But now, there may be hope in the works for all those unfortunate souls who never downloaded the game in the first place; Flappy Birds, it seems, may soon be making a big comeback.
Flappy Birds did indeed take the world by surprise. Phones that had the game installed have been showing up on sites such as eBay and Craigslist and selling for thousands of dollars.
Nguyen recently participated in an interview with Rolling Stone Magazine where he stated that he’s considering putting the game back up on the market. It’ll still be the same game, but it will include messages which encourages players to take a break from time to time so as not to get too caught up in the craze.
What do you think? Do you play Flappy Birds at all? I admit I played it once, but I didn’t quite enjoy it as much as everyone else seemed to.
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