Flappy Bird creator offers first glimpse of his next game

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Earnest Cavalli
May 18th, 2014
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Flappy Bird creator offers first glimpse of his next game
After removing his smash iOS hit Flappy Bird from the App Store, developer Dong Nguyen has remained largely quiet, though he recently broke his silence to offer his Twitter followers an image of a new game he's currently developing.

"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.
[Image: Dong Nguyen]
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