Flappy Bird creator to release three new games, may bring back Flappy Bird

Saqib Shah
March 12, 2014

In an exclusive profile for The Rolling Stone, Flappy Bird creator  Dong Nguyen has spoken out about his life, upbringing and why he started the hugely popular mobile game.

The interview, written in The Rolling Stone’s typical rock star style, sees Nguyen talking about the development of Flappy Bird – he states that  the hustle and bustle of Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, was instrumental in the creation of a smartphone app that just required you to tap to play.

Nguyen goes on to state that he is currently working on three games, one of which could see the light of day as early as next month. The new titles include a  cowboy-themed shooter, a vertical flying game called Kitty Jetpack and an “action chess game,” as he puts it, called Checkonaut.

Fans of his most famous creation, however, may be in for some good news too. Toward the end of the extended piece, Nguyen states that he is considering bringing back Flappy Bird.

Nguyen says the main reason why he took the game down was because users and families were sending him messages about how the game ruined their lives. Thus, if Flappy Bird does come back, it’ll come with a warning.

Better get ready to ditch all those Flappy Bird clones then!


About the Author

Saqib Shah

Tech/gaming journalist for What Mobile magazine and website. Interests include film, digital media and foreign affairs.

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