Flappy Bird could come back on the App Store. Dong Nguyen, the young Vietnamese developer of blockbuster Flappy Bird, is considering to put the game again on the App Store and Google Play after the controversial decision to remove it because of its addictive qualities.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Nguyen explains the reason behind removal of Flappy Bird from the App Store. Mainly because of media-tic pressure and excessive attention that he has received at his home in Hanoi. Initially, Nguyen was pleased with the success, but immediately all turned into stress that no longer has been endured. According to the sources, he was earning about $50,000 every day from adverts at the peak of success.
Even, Nguyen started receiving complaint messages from parents and teachers who have seen children distracted by Flappy Bird. He also felt guilty for creating a game that is causing excessive addictiveness and finally, led Nguyen to remove the game.
Immediately after the removal, hundreds of clones of the app debuted on App Store. According to the statistics, one third of iPhone games submitted for the approval on the App Store were inspired by Flappy Bird at the end of February.
At the end of the interview, Nguyen says he is considering to bring back the game with a warning: “Please take a break”, however, he denies working on a new version of the game. The developer still receives hundreds of dollars every day for in-game advertisements and thanks to the money earned with this app; the boy was able to leave his job as a developer and now plans to buy a house and a Mini Cooper.
“I’m considering it,” says Dong Nguyen.
We’re still not clear about the reasons that led the developer to bring back the game, remember the well yielded $50,000 every day. Well, We leave you with a video dedicated to one of its clones, Enjoy the show.