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Updated: March 22, 2014 19:46 IST

Addictive Flappy Bird set for a comeback

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Screenshot of Flappy Bird game app.
Screenshot of Flappy Bird game app.

Gone dead in February this year even as people were becoming addicted to this gaming app, ‘Flappy Bird’ developer has announced its return ‘soon’.

The game’s Vietnamese creator Nguyen Ha Dong has confirmed the free app would return but did not specify any date.

’Flappy Bird’ was one of the most popular apps on Apple and Google App online stores before it vanished from the scene.

Mr. Dong reportedly pulled the game for altruistic and personal reasons as he thought it was too addictive.

“It happened to become an addictive product. I think it has become a problem,” Mr. Dong was quoted as saying in a Forbes report in February.

Once he announced the game’s demise, he even received a barrage of death threats on Twitter.

In the game, users have to steer a bird between green pipes.

Its Android version has been downloaded up to 50 million times and attracted over half a million reviews.

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