Event coverage – Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen talks cloning, lawsuits, and his next “big game”

When Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen took to the stage at Barcelona’s GameLab conference, it quickly became obvious that he wasn’t a man seeking fame or fortune, but rather a passionate and perhaps slightly overawed developer who’d been thrust into the limelight without a moment’s notice.

“The inspiration behind Flappy Bird was bounding a ping pong ball on one hand, which is something I often do,” opened Nguyen.

“[Whenever I create a game] I like to use the philosophy ‘easy to learn, but difficult to master.’ I usually take inspiration from playing sport. I also play a lot of retro games, but the ones that inspired me the most are Super Mario Bros. 1, 2, and 3.”


 

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