By Jared Newman
March 11, 2014

Now that Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen has enjoyed a month out of the spotlight, he’s thinking about bringing back his hit game, and releasing some new ones.

Rolling Stone’s David Kushner managed to track down Nguyen in his home town of Hanoi, Vietnam, where he’s been hiding out at a friend’s house and dodging most media requests. And apparently, he’s feeling a lot better now:

Kushner also got a glimpse at a few new games Nguyen is working on, including a cowboy-themed shooter, an “action chess” game and a vertical flying game called Kitty Jetpack. He plans to release one of the games this month.

The entire story is worth a read if you’re obsessed with Flappy Bird and were baffled by its sudden disappearance from the iOS App Store and Google Play. Here’s one more snippet, which explains how Nguyen took a previous game, Shuriken Block, and stripped the idea down further so players didn’t have to look at where they tapped on the screen.

Nguyen didn’t just accidentally make a brilliant game. He iterated until he had something that deserved its viral success.

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