Will Flappy Bird fly again?

Last updated 16:19 21/03/2014
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TAKING FLIGHT: Vietnamese developer Dong Nguyen, who last month shut down his wildly popular Flappy Bird game.

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Flappy Bird, the simple mobile phone game that became a worldwide hit, will return, but not necessarily soon.

Vietnamese Hanoi-based developer Nguyen Ha Dong pulled the game in February and claimed it was too addictive.

Dong now appears to have had a change of heart, announcing on Twitter overnight that Flappy Bird would return - "but not soon".

He did not elaborate on his U-turn.

Flappy Bird was the most popular free mobile game on Apple's App Store and Google's Android Play store before it was deleted.

It is believed Dong walked away from a small fortune, as estimates suggest he could have made US$50,000 (NZ$58,600) a day in advertising alone.

In February he told Forbes: "It happened to become an addictive product. I think it has become a problem."

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