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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. ®

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