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It appears Flappy Bird will take flight once again on mobile app stores.

According to an exchange on Twitter, creator Dong Nguyen was asked whether he planned to bring Flappy Bird back to the "App Store." His response: "Yes, but not soon."

Nguyen's change of heart surrounding his hit mobile game follows an interview with Rolling Stone earlier this month, when he hinted that Flappy Bird might make a return.

Last month, Nguyen surprised players by pulling the game down at the height of its popularity, saying people were becoming too addicted. The game for iOS and Android devices features a small bird that players navigate between a series of pipes.

"Flappy Bird has unexpected effects," said Nguyen in an interview with USA TODAY after removing the game from app stores. "It causes addiction (in) people. I think it is an unexpected problem ... and I have to remove it."

Flappy Bird surged in popularity earlier this year, topping Apple's App Store and Google Play charts, raising questions about whether Nguyen artificially inflated rankings. Nguyen denies doing anything to boost rankings. "I am sure I didn't cheat anything, and I don't have to do that." Nguyen said last month.

During the Rolling Stone interview, Nguyen said he's also working on three more games: a cowboy-themed shooter, a flying game titled Kitty Jetpack and an "action-chess" game launching later this month.

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