Vietnam's Flappy Bird creator is back with a new Ninja game

By VnExpress   February 4, 2017 | 08:52 pm GMT+7
Vietnam's Flappy Bird creator is back with a new Ninja game
The game is composed of bite-size mini-games which require players to tap and swipe to complete a level and unlock the next.

The unexpected success in 2014 has turned Nguyen Ha Dong into a star of Vietnam's startup scene in recent years.

Just one week after its debut, the latest mobile game from Nguyen Ha Dong, the creator of Flappy Bird, has become the new addiction of many people around the world.

The fast-paced Ninja Spinki Challenges has won many positive reviews from users on Apple's App Store and Google Play.

The new game, which is free, is a collaborative effort between Nguyen Ha Dong’s Gear studio and Japanese game maker Obokaidem.

Staying true to the familiar 8-bit style found in Flappy Bird, it requires game players to have a good mix of dexterity and fast reactions to tap and swipe through levels.

“The game is entertaining and brain-teasing at the same time,” said Huy Can, a gamer.

“What should I do when it comes to the point of frustration?” a player asked sarcastically, referring to the game's difficulty.

Flappy Bird was released in May 2013 with little fanfare. By February 2014, the sleeper hit topped the charts in more than 100 countries and had been downloaded more than 50 million times. Dong reportedly earned an estimated $50,000 a day.

The Vietnamese government has seen successes like Flappy Bird as an encouraging sign. It is trying hard to cultivate a startup scene where tech entrepreneurs can create products and services that will go global.

The overnight success of Flappy Bird seemed to overwhelm its creator, who later decided to pull the game from the app stores.

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