hen asked on Twitter whether he’d ever put Flappy Bird back in the App Store, the games creator Dong Nguyen responded with the answer that many former addicts wanted to hear: Yes.
Of course, this all rests on Nguyen and him, you know, not lying and stuff–but as far as straight from the horse’s mouth, you can’t get any clearer than an unequivocal “yes.”
But not soon. Nguyen has continued to answer Twitter users’ questions this afternoon, but made no additional reference to Flappy Bird. It does look like he has at least one other game in the pipeline.
Earlier this year, it was nearly impossible to avoid the Flappy Bird phenomenon. A seemingly basic, even comically stripped down game took over people’s lives. It was addicting, not to mention difficult as all hell. The popularity of the game clearly took Nguyen by surprise, and he made the decision to pull the app from the App Store.
“I am sorry ‘Flappy Bird’ users, 22 hours from now, I will take ‘Flappy Bird’ down. I cannot take this anymore,” said Nguyen on February 8th. “It is not anything related to legal issues. I just cannot keep it anymore.”
But it looks like Nguyen has had a change of heart. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that Flappy Bird was raking in $50,000 a day during the craze, according to some reports.