The bird is back

Flappy Bird is certainly one of the year's oddest stories. In January, the game skyrocketed to popularity, reportedly earning creator Dong Nguyen USD$50,000 per day at its peak. The world had Flappy Bird fever. But in February, Nguyen shocked fans by pulling the game from both the iTunes App Store and Google Play, writing "I cannot take this anymore" on his Twitter.

By Alex Choros

Flappy Bird is certainly one of the year's oddest stories. In January, the game skyrocketed to popularity, reportedly earning creator Dong Nguyen USD$50,000 per day at its peak. The world had Flappy Bird fever. But in February, Nguyen shocked fans by pulling the game from both the iTunes App Store and Google Play, writing "I cannot take this anymore" on his Twitter.

Flappy Bird fanatics didn't take this decision lightly; Nguyen received numerous death threats from gamers-turn-lynch-mob. Following the game's removal, over 60 'Flappy Bird' clones were being submitted to the iTunes App Store, on average, one every 24 minutes.

Fast forward six months, and the bird is back. Flappy Bird has returned, but not to where you might expect it: Flappy Birds Family is currently exclusive to the Amazon Fire TV. Flappy Birds Family includes a new multiplayer mode, as well as additional obstacles for the player to avoid. Fire TV owners can purchase the game for free through Amazon's app store, and can play the game with either the Fire TV remote or Amazon's Fire game controller.

Neither Nguyen or Amazon have provided any details as to whether Flappy Birds Family will be released on iOS or Android.

Source: Amazon, Forbes

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