Flappy Bird is gone, Flappy Bird is coming, Flappy Bird this and that! No matter what happens, Flappy Bird just can’t stay off the news and everyone’s conversations. Developer Dong Nguyen is “fed up” with all the Flappy Bird talk, so he has decided to give us something else to talk about – a new game!
Nguyen showed off his new game on his Twitter feed, displaying an image of a boy jumping between buildings. Not exactly a bird going through tubes, but you can definitely tell it’s going the same direction. No other details were given.
What about Flappy Bird?!
We have a love/hate relationship with Flappy Bird. It’s so hard it’s addictive. How can it be so difficult to flap an 8-bit bird between two tubes? The game turned into an overnight hit, ruining our productivity, consuming our time and making the developer completely miserable.
Developer Dong Nguyen was forced to take the game down, only promising he would consider re-releasing it after “making it better”. After months of silence, Nguyen has spoken up and revealed the game is coming back in August!
Changes to come
Dong Nguyen is a game developer at heart, but he never wanted to make a game that destroyed people’s productivity. He spoke up against his own game’s addiction and took it down for the very same reason, even if it did make him very good cash.
Dong doesn’t feel any differently right now. In fact, he has revealed that his new version of Flappy Bird will be different. It will be less addictive and feature a multiplayer mode. We are not sure exactly what this means, but you can expect this jumping game to follow the same moral standards.
I still have the original Flappy Bird app, so I am good until the new one is released.