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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