Flappy bird game pulled by creator


The creator of Flappy Bird has revealed that he pulled the game from the iOS App Store and Google Play because it's become an "addictive product".

In his first interview since he followed through on his threat to remove the game, 29-year-old Dong Nguyen told Forbes that he has no plans to bring it back.

"Flappy Bird was designed to play in a few minutes when you are relaxed,” he said. “But it happened to become an addictive product. I think it has become a problem. To solve that problem, it’s best to take down Flappy Bird. It’s gone forever.”

Nguyen wouldn't confirm whether or not claims he's raking in $50,000 a day from the title were accurate, saying "I don’t know the exact figure, but I do know it’s a lot."

Elsewhere in the interview, he also refuted claims that he came under legal pressure from Nintendo to take the game down due to the inclusion of familiar green pipes, and asserted that any similarity was coincidental.

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Detachable Penis site profile image  

2/12/14 2:22 PM by Detachable Penis

Just downloaded from appake. When should I plan my retirement?

Dirtyu D site profile image  

2/12/14 2:01 PM by Dirtyu D

Ok? Can you give a more nuts and bolts answer?

TEN10TEN site profile image  

2/12/14 12:34 PM by TEN10TEN

^^it was the creator's integrity. And the fact he wasn't a capitalist pig.

Dirtyu D site profile image  

2/12/14 11:20 AM by Dirtyu D

I wonder what made FB blowup so much, since it's pretty much just a clone of that game. how was FB originally marketed?

TX_432 site profile image  

2/12/14 9:41 AM by TX_432

Lol Nintendo was getting ready to brutally violate this dude.

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2/12/14 9:28 AM by OuTkAsTTTTT69


TEN10TEN site profile image  

2/12/14 9:21 AM by TEN10TEN

The old "there's nothing new under the Sun" argument doesn't work when Dong near directly copied another game. http://wpmedia.o.canada.com/2014/02/flappybird3.jpg%3Fw%3D620%26h%3D330%26crop%3D1Again, he was full of integrity.

BadRobot321 site profile image  

2/11/14 7:58 PM by BadRobot321

I downloaded it a week or so ago after reading about its frustrating nature on the good old OG. I've opened the app 2 or 3 times tops. Haven't deleted it, but I'm not willing to sell my phone for anything.

pulsar site profile image  

2/11/14 7:23 PM by pulsar

Ahh when was the last 'original' game you played.Again, integrity is an admirable trait.

Ch1ef site profile image  

2/11/14 4:48 PM by Ch1ef

Sucks. At least you did that thing about shooting for the moon and being amongst the quasars, or whatever.