It looks like Dong Nguyen’s addictive mobile game Flappy Bird is back… sort of. The fun and frustrating game will only be available on the Amazon Appstore for Android and will only work on Amazon’s Fire TV set-top box.
The game, called Flappy Birds Family, will be slightly different than the original. For one, it features a new two-player option that will pit players against each other. It also has more obstacles for players to try to avoid.
“Flappy Birds now are on Amazon Fire TV with incredible new features: Person vs Person mode, more obstacles, more fun and still very hard,” reads the game’s description. “Enjoy playing the game at home (not breaking your TV) with your family and friends.”
The game was developed by Dotgears, which consists of Vietnamese game-maker Dong Nguyen, the creator of the original Flappy Bird game.
Nguyen first released Flappy Bird in May of 2013, and it soon became a huge hit. The simple and incredibly difficult mobile game was so popular that it netted Nguyen tens of thousands of dollars a day in ad revenues.
However, in February of this year, Nguyen pulled the game from the market, stating that the media attention was too much. On top of that, he noted that he was getting emails from people saying that the game was so addictive that it causing problems. Some people said they lost their jobs due to the game, and they had stopped paying attention to their children.
“At first I thought they were just joking,” Nguyen said, “but I realize they really hurt themselves.”
To download Flappy Birds Family for free on the Amazon Fire TV, go to Amazon’s website.
Hopefully, it will be available for Android and iOS soon, although Nguyen has not yet made an announcement about it.
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