The Flappy Bird Android and iPhone game may be soon coming back to app stores according to Dong Nguyen, but a newer version will also spread a message many gamers may ignore.
In a related report by The Inquisitr, the best Flappy Bird hack for the iOS lets you cheat and also install the game despite it being officially removed from Apple’s app store. There’s also an Android Flappy Bird hack that lets you manually install the game.
After Flappy Bird was deleted the clones came out in force. At one point it was rumored a Nintendo lawsuit may have scared the creator off, but Dong Nguyen claims making the game ruined his life (despite generating him $50,000 plus a day):
“I can call ‘Flappy Bird’ is a success of mine. But it also ruins my simple life. So now I hate it.”
Dong claimed he “couldn’t be too happy” because people were getting way too involved in their quest for the Flappy Bird highest score in the world. He apparently wasn’t trying to become a star and was instead wanting to make a quick and easy game. He even “pictured how people play – One hand holding the train strap…. When you play game on a smartphone, the simplest way is just tapping.”
“I was just making something fun to share with other people,” Nguyen told Rolling Stone, which tracked down the reclusive programmer for an interview. “I couldn’t predict the success of Flappy Bird.”
Along with this success came plenty of hate. Dong was accused of plagiarizing previous games because of the marked similarities to the Mario pipes and also another big-lipped bird that dodged cactuses instead of pipes. He received messages about a mothers stopping talking to their kids, people losing their jobs, kids breaking their phones in frustration, and worse.
Regardless, the Flappy Bird iPhone and Android versions are coming back… maybe. If Dong Nguyen does change his mind he’s planning on updating the game with a message: “Please take a break.”