Rolling Stone went to Vietnam to meet the man behind the phenomenon called Flappy Bird.
During an interview with the magazine, the 28-year-old Vietnamese suggested a possible return to the front of the scene of the famous Flappy Bird.
The article reads: “I’m considering it,” Nguyen says. He’s not working on a new version, but if he ever releases one it will come with a “warning,” he says: “Please take a break.””
With Flappy Bird, Dong Nguyen wanted to create a simple game suitable for smartphone usage with a finger.
He observed gamblers in the subway, who clung with one hand to avoid falling and played with the other.
After the game became extremely successful with record sales, Nguyen was thrown under the media spotlight, which he didn’t feel comfortable with.
At the height of his success, Flappy Bird generated about $50,000 per day.
But the young developer became horrified by the numerous emails he received from people who had lost their jobs or people who no longer spoke to their children because of the game.
So he decided to withdraw Flappy Bird from the AppStore and Google Play.
Rolling Stone also said that Dong Nguyen has since left his job and still earns tens of thousands of dollars thanks to the millions of players who have downloaded Flappy Bird before it was taken down.
Now he’s thinking of buying a Mini Cooper and an apartment as he develops new games.