How’s the Guy Who Made Flappy Bird?

dongng1The reclusive creator of Flappy Bird has apparently recovered from the game’s ascendant success.


Once upon a time, there was a dude named Dong Nguyen. He liked making video games, even if the games he made weren’t super great. One time, he made a game called Flappy Bird. The rest is sort of history; the game exploded into an insane phenomenon, netting Nguyen thousands in ad profits and skyrocketing him to the center of the gaming world’s consciousness.

 

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All of this proved to be a bit much for the Flappy Bird creator, so he pulled the game from the App Store and took a little break from the world of gaming. So what happened? Did he retire forever? Run away to an island? Swear off game development as a horrible evil?

 

As it turns out, he just needed a break. Check it out:

 

“I can't go back to my life before, but I'm good now.”

 

Nguyen is apparently working on a couple of new titles, living off of the profits of Flappy Bird. And he’s even considering re-releasing the original Flappy Bird game, though he intends to include a warning to users who play too long that they should take a break.

 

Guess we’ll just have to stay tuned. And if you’re curious about the Flappy Bird story, check out the full interview over at Rolling Stone.