Flappy Bird Developer Removing Game From App Stores Joseph Nicoletti February 8, 2014 Feature 1 Fame is not all it’s cracked up to be, thus is the case with popular mobile app Flappy Bird. The game has become a chart topping phenominan, something that creator Dong Ngyuen is not enjoying. The Vietnamese video game developer recently posted a number of Tweets regarding the app’s upcoming removal. I can call ‘Flappy Bird’ is a success of mine. But it also ruins my simple life. So now I hate it. — Dong Nguyen (@dongatory) February 8, 2014 I am sorry ‘Flappy Bird’ users, 22 hours from now, I will take ‘Flappy Bird’ down. I cannot take this anymore. — Dong Nguyen (@dongatory) February 8, 2014 This move is being viewed as extremely bizarre. Flappy Bird is nothing but successful, so to remove it at its peak of fame seems somewhat insane. Although the game itself has gone through some controversy. Flappy Bird has been accused of being eerily similar to games such as Super Mario and mobile game Piou Piou VS Cactus. However, Ngyuen refutes any copywrite issues or even being bought out, but says he plans to still make games. It is not anything related to legal issues. I just cannot keep it anymore. — Dong Nguyen (@dongatory) February 8, 2014 I also don’t sell ‘Flappy Bird’, please don’t ask. — Dong Nguyen (@dongatory) February 8, 2014 And I still make games. — Dong Nguyen (@dongatory) February 8, 2014 The only thought I have is that he wasn’t ready for the level of success his game has achieved. Flappy Bird has exceeded 50 million downloads and made $50K in one day with in game ads. So run run and play while you can! This notoriously difficult game might not be available much longer. Currently I cannot find any information that states whether this will effect people who have already downloaded the game. Via: The Verge One Response Molly Cushing February 9, 2014 This is rather bizarre. I guess it was just too much attention on him too soon. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.