Flappy Bird To Return This August With Multiplayer


The creator of the manufacturedly-controversial Flappy Bird has declared that Flappy Bird will return this August. According to a tweet made by a CNBC reporter, Flappy Bird’s Dong Nguyen told her that the game will feature less addictive qualities, while adding a multiplayer mode to the game.

Back when the game was first shut down temporarily, it came at the height of the media firestorm made by sultry critics, claiming that the game was a ripoff of other games, while ripping assets from Nintendo’s Mario games (the green pipes). Some thought that Flappy Bird was shut down due to copyright claims from the Japanese games company, but Nguyen has since denied that accusation.

While it made little sense to create a fuss about one creatively-bankrupt game in a sea of mobile titles that adapted from other creations (Crush The Castle preceding Angry Birds, etc.), it will be interesting to see the coverage the relatively-nothing Flappy Birds will get over the coming months.

h/t Polygon


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