Flappy Bird Is Now Gone Forever
Despite being released in May of last year, Flappy Bird rose to fame over the past two weeks thanks to a series of articles that praised the game’s Dark Souls styled difficulty while criticizing it’s supposedly stolen art assets and mind-numbing simplicity. The game was making its creator over $50 000 a day, but apparently it also ruined his life.
That why the Flappy Bird creator, a Vietnamese developer named Dong Nyugen, decided to hastily take the game down from the iOS and Google Play Store this weekend, claiming that the games was ruining his life.
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It all began with a series of tweets late on Saturday, when Dong stated that Flappy Bird would no longer be available for download in a few hours. He then went on the assure people that it had nothing to do with legal issues, but rather that despite the game being a success, it was ruining his life, resulting in him hating it. This most probably has come from all the hate directed toward Dong over the past week, after Flappy Bird became an overnight global sensation.
It’s another one of those weird cases where the internet simply hated that someone was making money off of their enjoyment and frustration, despite the fact that they were not forced to pay a single cent for title. Thankfully, Dong didn’t go completely Phil Fish on everyone, tweeting this a few minutes after the reveal of Flappy Bird’s demise.
And I still make games.
— Dong Nguyen (@dongatory) February 8, 2014
So if you still have the Flappy Bird installed on your smart device, know that if you delete it you won’t be able to get it back. Unless you buy an iPhone off eBay with the app still on it at a ridiculous price. People are seriously that addicted.