The game was removed from the App Store and Google Play on February 9 of this year
Dong Nguyen, developer and creator of Flappy Bird, seems to be playing around a bit. At the beginning of February he surprised everyone by announcing on Twitter that the game was going to be removed from the app stores.
After that, he assured that the game would no longer be available on the App Store or Google Play. He commented that he had his reasons for removing it, but many did not understand those reasons and started dedicating a whole series of unsuccessful messages about himself and his life to it through the 140 character social network.
But as time went by he must have changed his mind about the game that generated him an income of $50,000 a day at the time. Now he’s playing the game of misdirection and sometimes he says he doesn’t plan to publish it again, and other times he says he can come back but doesn’t know when.
Flappy Bird’s creator could re-release the title to app stores
A few days ago, in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Dong Nguyen, the creator of the pixelated bird game, commented that it was not among his plans to re-launch the game to app stores. He said he was immersed in the development of two other games and that the return of Flappy Bird was not in his plans, at least not at the moment.
From the time he did the interview until yesterday, he must have realized that it shouldn’t be that bad to re-launch the app on the App Store and Google Play. On Twitter, he responded to a social network user who asked him if he planned to relaunch the app on the App Store, to which he replied: ” Yes, but not anytime soon “.
Messages from users about gambling addiction would have been the reason he removed the game
This change of opinion in the matter of re-launching the game to the app stores, may be a little contradictory with what he stated to Rolling Stone magazine in the interview he was given. He said that the reasons why this Vietnamese developer decided to remove the game were the continuous messages he received from users, or relatives of users, in which they related the addiction that his game was creating.
When he was overwhelmed by the situation, he decided to remove the game, not without retaliation from annoyed users because there was not going to be any more updates to the famous game, and whoever wanted to download it would not be able to do so anymore.
What’s clear is that we’ll have to wait and see if Nguyen changes his mind again, or if on the contrary he continues with the idea of launching the game again in the app stores, as we can read in PadGadget.