Speaker - Dong Nguyen

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When Dong Nguyen created Flappy Bird last year, his goal was to create a modest game that people could play on their phones during their morning commute—with “one hand holding the train strap.” By January 2014 it had become a runaway sensation, topping the charts in the US and more than 100 other countries before he pulled it from online stores in February. The Vietnamese developer clearly has his finger on the cultural pulse: His ruthless simplicity and retro-style graphics challenge every self-indulgent impulse of today’s bloated gaming industry. As John Romero, co-creator of Doom has said, Flappy Bird is “a reaction against prevailing design the way grunge was a reaction to metal.” Nguyen studied computer science at Hanoi Polytechnic University and began his career at a local game developer. He recently quit his day job and is now at work on several new titles.

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05.13.14 | 00:20:34 min | 0 comments