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