Feeds

Crap flap-app flap chap yaps: Yes, FLAPPY BIRD is comin' back

GREAT NEWS! Crushing reminder of the life's futility may return to App Store

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

The reluctant app mogul behind the viral hit Flappy Bird has given a clear "yes" to bringing the infuriating game back from the dead.

In a tweet posted this week, developer Dong Nguyen said his game will be returning to Apple's App Store, albeit not right now.

Nguyen was rocketed into the public spotlight earlier this year when his game Flappy Bird became a runaway hit on Apple's iOS App Store, claiming the top spot in the download charts, and apparently netting tens of thousands of dollars a day in ad revenues for its creator.

Renowned for being virtually impossible to master, the highly addictive mobile game challenged Android and iOS users to navigate a bird through a series of obstacles along a narrow path.

The sudden fame and fortune, however, caught Vietnam-based Nguyen off guard and, unable to deal with the deluge of attention brought by the game, the programmer decided to pull the plug on Flappy Bird, removing the title from the Apple App Store and Google Play markets.

Following the shutdown, a number of Flappy Bird impostors and offshoots emerged. The game was rebranded as a cryptocurrency, a malware trojan, and even as a small-time gambling ring.

Nguyen had previously given hints that Flappy Bird could one day return, telling Rolling Stone that he was considering a remake of the game. ®

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
Nexus 7 fandroids tell of salty taste after sucking on Google's Lollipop
Web giant looking into why version 5.0 of Android is crippling older slabs
All aboard the Poo Bus! Ding ding, route Number Two departing
Only another three days of pooing and I can have a ride!
Heyyy! NICE e-bracelet you've got there ... SHAME if someone were to SUBPOENA it
Court pops open cans of worms and whup-ass in Fitbit case
SLURP! Flick your TONGUE around our LOLLIPOP – Google
Android 5 is coming – IF you're lucky enough to have the right gadget
Official: European members prefer to fondle Apple iPads
Only 7 of 50 parliamentarians plump for Samsung Galaxy S
Fujitsu CTO: We'll be 3D-printing tech execs in 15 years
Fleshy techie disses network neutrality, helmet-less motorcyclists
Space Commanders rebel as Elite:Dangerous kills offline mode
Frontier cops an epic kicking in its own forums ahead of December revival
prev story

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Getting ahead of the compliance curve
Learn about new services that make it easy to discover and manage certificates across the enterprise and how to get ahead of the compliance curve.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.