After remaining relatively quiet, Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen interviewed with Rolling Stone to discuss his success, new projects, and the possibility of bringing his hit game back.
He must be missing the 50k he was making a day
I don't understand it myself, but I haven't been in that scenario. If people were being dicks I would them the dicks like a man! No wait...I would stay off twitter and avoid the dicks
its all part of his plan to getting more money it may not seem like it from how humble he may sound... Make a successful game > take it down > have the media pick up on it> put it back on the market > Have the media hype it up that its coming back that way he gets paid even more smart smart
@ jerzey- yeah but everyone and their mother has cloned flappy bird. i bet he was paid to take it down (or threatened, lol) so bigger companys can make money off of their clones. doesnt it seem like a dying fad now? it seems already played out, he was banking 50k a day, and upon popularity he would have been making more as it grew. imo. who knows, well see if it takes off again or not. if it does, maybe youre right with that tactic. but also someone could have picked it up to market it and get it as big as candy crush (hault distribution to stop and think of how to make it much bigger). idk. just my conspiracies. it was hypd and takingoff fine apon launch it seems.
@PostedUP Yup, I'm just waiting for King to create their own "Flappy Saga" so they can sue every single person who creates a Flappy Bird clone...
"i bet he was paid to take it down (or threatened, lol) so bigger companys can make money off of their clones." You do realize his game is a clone of another game that came out a while before it? Same bird and just cactuses instead of the Mario looking pipes. http://www.igameresponsibly...
@rdg- um, yeah. what's your point? it doesnt dismiss the fact that Flappy Bird was a gold mine (while the other game was a nobody) and everyone is now trying to clone Flappy Bird to get a piece of the pie.
PSN-JeRzYzFyNeSt hit the nail right on the head.
He should just sell the IP. I'm sure Zynga would give him like a trillion dollars.
It was obviously a stunt to get the game even more popular. News about it being taking down was everywhere and now they'll be news about it coming back. I wouldn't even doubt that he set up those fake eBay sells.
Aahhh dammit..I just spent £700,000 on an ipad with it pre installed too........
Cha ching! Well said, brother.
He's doing that marketing tactic that Cartman used when he bought his own theme park.
He never stopped making money. The game was downloaded MILLIONS of times, and the ads are still running. For that matter, he's made enough to quite his job, and is now developing games full time.
Surprise surprise...That didn't last long.
A re-release of this kind of games shouldn't take more than 1 week. Expect to see this on April... Damn.
The guy is a smart businessman. Take away something people want, make demand go up, put it back and watch people flock to it. If he puts it up with a "threat" of it leaving again, TONS of people will download it as fast as they can.
It's basically what Disney does when they put everything into the vault. Everybody flocks out and goes to get it before it's gone. The numbers of user reviews more than DOUBLED the night before he removed the game. And even with the game removed from the app store, he still receives revenue.
lol he's so dramatic before that he even hates the game, it ruined his life.. And now he want to bring the game back?. What a shame
an obvious stunt.. i don't see what's so great about the game, it got average reviews at best. I could make a better game using MMF2 or something that's like Nintendo DS quality, not phone game quality.
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Goes to show how people can be so easily brainwashed and will play any crap, sheep mentality.
If there's one thing I've learned about mobile games, is they're a flash in the pan. They don't stay popular for very long and while the drama surrounding Flappy Bird might help it a little, I think the hype has moved on.
Huh, musta realized making a sh*t ton of money is cool lol
I think he grow up now and can be responsible
What's the point ? there're countless rip offs on the market right now (not to say Flappy Bird itself wasn't a rip off, because it was lol), just the other day i was playing Flappy Turd on the crapper for like a quick two minutes, felt more in line with the theme than Flappy bird..
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