A month back, one of the most popular and exceedingly annoying mobile game Flappy Bird was surprisingly pulled from the iOS and Android app store and Play Stores respectively. The game developer has since then kept a fairly low profile since, but Dong Nguyen broke his silence in a big way in a just-published feature interview with Rolling Stone. In the interview Nguyen reveals that he’s “considering” bringing Flappy Bird back, despite the overwhelming crush of attention, criticism, and even threats that the game originally brought him. He however plans to bring it back while warning and imploring players to take a break; as that was one of the major reasons he decided to pull that game.
Nguyen also talked extensively about the inspiration for his game and how the culture of his home city of Hanoi influenced the game’s simple mechanics. For the whole story on Nguyen and 2014’s surprise breakout hit, read on at Rolling Stone.