Flappy Bird, one of the most popular and addictive smartphone games next to Candy Crush, is making a return flight this August, according to the games creator, Dong Ngyuen.
Flappy Bird is a mobile, side-scrolling game where players must direct a continuously flying bird between oncoming pipes without touching them.
The game is simple in design: the space between the pipes always stays the same, so it’s basically one never-ending track. However, it’s deceivingly difficult to master, which is what makes it so addictive.
Ngyuen yanked the hit game from the IOS and Android markets back in February amid concerns that users were too addicted to it. At the time the game was pulling in $50,000 a day.
Gamers were infuriated by the move and demanded the game be restored, but Nuyen felt he had made the right decision and didn’t cave to the pressure.
The App Store became flooded with hundreds of knock-off versions in an attempt to snatch up all those disgruntled players but none could match the original Flappy Bird’s success.
The game will be the same when it is re-introduced, except it will now have a multi-player option. Ngyuen hopes this option will decrease users addictive tendencies when playing, as that is still a concern for him.
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