Just a month ago, Dong Nguyen took down the massively popular game Flappy Bird from Google Play and the Apple AppStore, reportedly due to all the unwanted attention and the overall addictive nature of the game. Since that time, we’ve seen more clones pop up than we can count, yet no return of the original.
So we have to wonder: will everyone’s favorite bird to hate ever flap again? The answer is maybe.
Aside from Flappy Bird, Dong Nguyen has three other games in the works
In an interview with Dong Nguyen by the Rolling Stone, Nguyen talks a bit about his life, his background and the future of his games. Now that people have calmed down from the fad and some of the drama has settled, Nguyen reveals he is at least somewhat considering adding the game back to Google Play (and to Apple’s AppStore). If he did bring it back, he says the game would come with a warning screen asking folks to take a break and not get too caught up in the game.
Aside from Flappy Bird, Nguyen revealed to the Rolling Stone that he has three games in the works which include a cowboy-themed shooter, a vertical flying game called Kitty Jetpack and a third “action chess game” called Checkonaut. One of the three is said to be on its way to mobile devices sometime this month.
For those that feel Nguyen pulled down Flappy Bird just to get more attention on the game, you really should check out the original interview from the Rolling Stone. Unless Dong Nguyen is attempting to pull the wool over our eyes, the interview makes it clear that the guy leads a modest life and that he hasn’t done much with the massive fortune he’s collected so far. Instead, he says he just enjoys making games.
What do you think, would you like to see other original (non-Flappy Bird) titles from Dong Nguyen? Do you like the idea of games with simple controls, retro-graphics and yet extremely challenging gameplay?