"I am making a new game," Nguyen tweeted, alongside the image found in the gallery below. "So people can forget about Flappy Bird for a while." Nguyen offered no further explanation of the image, nor any information on the game itself. It appears that this new project shares a similar color palette to Flappy Bird, though any further conclusions we might draw are purely conjecture.
Given that Flappy Bird was one of the biggest iOS hits in recent memory, why would Nguyen want people to forget the game? His full motivations still seem a bit murky, but according to the scant commentary Nguyen has offered the public, Flappy Bird was pulled because it had grown too addictive. Too many people were spending their time tapping on a crudely-animated bird, and this apparently bothered Nguyen.
"I think it has become a problem," Nguyen told Forbes earlier this year. "To solve that problem, it's best to take down Flappy Bird. It's gone forever." Of course, in the gaming industry, "forever" rarely means "forever," and Nguyen has recently announced plans to revive Flappy Bird with new multiplayer game modes.
- Key specs
- Type Smartphone
- Operating system iOS
- Screen size 4.7 inches
- Internal memory 16 GB
- Carriers (US) AT&T
- Dimensions 5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 in
- Weight 5.04 oz
- Released 2015-09-25