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The creator of  Flappy Bird  has a new game on Amazon's Appstore
The creator of Flappy Bird has a new game on Amazon's Appstore
August 1, 2014 | By Alex Wawro

Vietnam-based indie studio .Gears launched a multiplayer version of its hugely popular Flappy Bird game on the Amazon Appstore today called Flappy Birds Family, less than six months after the original game was removed from stores by its creator.

At the time, Flappy Bird designer (and .Gears frontman) Dong Nguyen said that he had removed the game from the iOS and Android app stores because he felt guilty about making a game that was "too addictive" and was causing him to suffer public harassment.

Nugyen later told the Wall Street Journal he was working on new games, but today's release appears to be a modified version of Flappy Bird with new ghost-like enemies, support for multiplayer and Amazon's Fire TV Android microconsole.

The game's release was noted by @Lifelower and was brought to our attention by Polygon.

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Kevin Fishburne
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A smart move. When you have a Street Fighter II, not making a Champion Edition, Hyperfighting, etc. is a missed opportunity. Of course you can only do that for so long before eyebrows begin to rise and feet start to tap. Best of luck on your next IP, Mr. Nguyen.

Gil Salvado
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So much for taking it down, because he couldn't deal with the "success".

Benjamin Quintero
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give it a rest Gil... If you were suddenly tossed onto a stage you didn't even want to be on, and cursed at, and every time you wiped your back side a blog was written about how you did it wrong I'm sure you would feel exactly the same as he did. Just let the kid make his games in peace. Not everyone wants to be famous.