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'Flappy Bird' creator says app will return in August

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The world’s most famous (and possibly infamous) video game bird is coming back to mobile devices.

App developer Dong Nguyen, creator of Flappy Bird, told CNBC’s Kelly Evans his game that seemingly took over the world will return to the app marketplaces in August. Nguyen also said the new version will include a multiplayer mode and be “less addictive.”

Nguyen removed Flappy Bird from the App Store and Google Play in February, citing that the game was “too addictive” because gamers were playing for several hours per session.

Nguyen, 28, announced on Twitter this week that he’s working on a new game, “so people can forget about Flappy Bird for a while.”

On the back of banner and poster advertisements, Flappy Bird was reportedly making $50,000 per day at the peak of its popularity. Despite removing the game from the App Store and Google Play, Nguyen has still been turning a great profit, as existing users continued to play the game and see ads.

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