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Flappy Bird will return better than ever, creator vows

The infuriatingly difficult flying game is returning to the App Store and Google Play, its creator Dong Nguyen has promised -- and it'll be a new improved version.

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Flappy Bird is migrating back to app stores, the game's creator Dong Nguyen has promised fans on Twitter -- and it'll be better than ever.

"Yes, but not soon," he replied yesterday to one of the many people asking if the inexplicably popular mobile game would return.

Having been off Twitter for over a month since he originally took the game down, Nguyen returned to the social media site yesterday to answer his adoring fans -- and give them the news they all wanted to hear.

"It will not be the original game but a better one," the Vietnamese game maker promised. "I keep my word."

Nguyen didn't say when would-be flappy fanatics can get their claws on the new version. "I don't work by plan. I will release it when it is done," he said.

Nguyen deleted Flappy Bird from the App Store and Google Play in February, despite reportedly earning $50,000 a day from ads, because he was getting so much abuse on social media. The game's infuriating difficulty apparently inflamed gamers to berate its creator and having had enough, he just couldn't take it any more.

Since then dozens of clones have sprung up, including Clumsy Bird, Flappy Bee and, er, Iron Pants.

eBay was forced to take action when smart phones with the game preloaded appeared on the auction site, contravening its terms and conditions.