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Flappy Bird is making a return, but as a 'less addictive' multiplayer game

The game’s creator Dong Nguyen said it would be making a return in August and will be less addictive than the previous version.

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THE CREATOR OF the hit mobile game Flappy Bird is saying he plans to bring the game back, this time as a less addictive version.

Dong Nguyen, the Vietnamese developer behind the game, said that the game will be making a return as a multiplayer game in August, according to CNBC.

He also said that the game would be “less addictive” and that would rather people spend their time doing more productive things instead of guiding a cartoon bird through pipes to rack up a high score. Despite that, Nguyen says he doesn’t regret creating the game.

Nguyen originally pulled the game back in February after he claimed it ruined his life. At the time, the game was downloaded more than 50 million times and was making him an average of $50,000 every day.

However, he felt people were getting too addicted to the game, and the unwanted attention he received decided to take it down.

Back in March, Nguyen told Rolling Stone Magazine he felt “relief” after taking the game down, but was considering resurrecting the game. During the time the game has been down, numerous clones appeared in an attempt to capitalise upon the game’s popularity.

The developer said he has other apps in the work, only revealing that one of them includes “a guy jumping from building to building”

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