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Founder(s)Dong Nguyen

.Gears (or dotGears) is a Vietnamese video game developer based in Hanoi that specialises in mobile games. The company was founded in 2005 by Dong Nguyen,[1][note 1] and is best known for developing the 2013 game Flappy Bird, which became popular due to its simple mechanics and high difficulty.[3] As of December 2015, the company employs six people, including Nguyen.[3]

After releasing multiple games that copied the Flappy Bird mechanics, .Gears partnered with Japanese developer Obokaidem, which would be .Gears' only partner "for the foreseeable future".[4] The two companies released their first co-developed game, Ninja Spinki Challenges!!, which uses different mechanics but was considered by critics as equally difficult, in January 2017.[5][6]

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  2. "Cha đẻ Flappy Bird: Chỉ làm việc mình giỏi nhất – thiết kế game" (in vi). 19 January 2016. https://dep.com.vn/cha-de-flappy-bird-chi-lam-viec-minh-gioi-nhat-thiet-ke-game/. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Statt, Nick (16 December 2015). "The new mobile game from the creator of Flappy Bird will drive you crazy". https://www.theverge.com/2015/12/16/10287804/swing-copters-2-ios-android-game-flappy-bird. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  4. Jarvis, Matthew (13 January 2016). "Flappy Bird creator partners with Obokaidem for new game". https://www.mcvuk.com/development/flappy-bird-creator-partners-with-obokaidem-for-new-game. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Gilbert, Ben (26 January 2017). "The man behind 'Flappy Bird' is back with a new game". https://www.businessinsider.com/flappy-bird-dong-nguyen-ninja-spinki-challenges-2017-1. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  6. Musgrave, Shaun (26 January 2017). "'Ninja Spinki Challenges!!', the Latest From the 'Flappy Bird' Creator, is Now Available". https://toucharcade.com/2017/01/26/ninja-spinki-challenges-the-latest-from-the-flappy-bird-creator-is-now-available/. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Squires, Jim (3 February 2014). "5 more games from the makers of Flappy Bird (that you can play RIGHT NOW)". https://www.gamezebo.com/2014/02/03/5-more-games-makers-flappy-bird-you-can-play-right-now/. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  8. Alexander, Julia (20 September 2017). "Flappy Bird no longer playable with iOS 11, creator says final goodbye to game". https://www.polygon.com/mobile/2017/9/20/16340524/flappy-bird-ios-11-iphone. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  9. Oxford, Nadia (1 August 2014). "Flappy Bird is Back in Flappy Birds Family". https://www.gamezebo.com/2014/08/01/flappy-bird-back-flappy-birds-family/. Retrieved 28 August 2018.

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