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Flappy Bird returns to Amazon app store, with a friend this time


Posted by: Matt Liebl

Remember Flappy Bird, the wildly addictive, painfully frustrating auto-scroller in which you had to guide a stupid-looking bird through a series of Mario-looking pipes? Well, it's back. And this time you can play with a friend.

Creator Don Nguyen has made good on his promise, re-releasing the game through his Dotgears studio. It's currently available for free through the Amazon Appstore for Android and compatible with Amazon's Fire TV. There's also new obstacles and a "Person vs. Person" mode that allows you to compete against a friend.

"Flappy Birds now are on Amazon Fire TV with incredible new features: Person vs Person mode, more obstacles, more fun and still very hard," the game's description reads. "Enjoy playing the game at home (not breaking your TV) with your family and friends."

Flappy Bird was first released for iOS and Android devices in 2013 as a free to play game, though Nguyen reportedly earned as much as $50,000 a day thanks to in-game ads. Despite the obscene profits, Nguyen eventually pulled the game from the iTunes and Google Play stores due to what Nguyen said was "addictive" gameplay. He promised it would return to the digital storefronts with a message warning of its addictive nature. I've yet to download the new version so I don't know if he stuck with that plan.

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