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‘Flappy Bird’ creator has pondered re-release of game with ‘warning’ caveat

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No promises but Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen said he has contemplated a re-release of the popular, and frustratingly difficult, mobile game as long as it came with a “warning” label, according to a report today from Rolling Stone.

“Please take a break,” the warning would read, Nguyen said, as overuse by gamers prompted him to remove the highly popular game from the Apple App Store and Google Play store last month.

The difficult game, which charged players with navigating a cartoon bird through a series of pipes and controlling whether it would fly up or down by tapping, skyrocketed to the No. 1 app positions in both stores.

But with the meteoric rise came a slew of other problems, not only with Nguyen being stalked by paparazzi but also gamers complaining that the game had ruined their lives because of its difficult and addictive nature.

Since taking the game off the marketplace, Nguyen said he’s felt “relief” in relieving that pressure from himself and his family.

“I can’t go back to my life before, but I’m good now,” Nguyen said.

You can read that full Examiner report by clicking here.

Nguyen said he hasn’t yet worked on a new version of the game, but if he does it will be on his own accord, as he said he won't be selling a game to a third party.


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