1. Akshay Masand's Avatar


    The Flappy Bird saga took a bizarre turn today when the game’s creator, Dong Nguyen, announced via Twitter that he would be taking the game down on Sunday, February 9. Over the last few weeks, the game has been getting an increasing amount of press coverage and the game’s creator seems to be feeling the stress of the internet’s passion. He tweeted the following series of tweets regarding the matter:

    I am sorry 'Flappy Bird' users, 22 hours from now, I will take 'Flappy Bird' down. I cannot take this anymore.
    It is not anything related to legal issues. I just cannot keep it anymore.
    I also don't sell 'Flappy Bird', please don't ask.
    And I still make games.
    The news comes just one day after the game received an update that improved its frame rate along with adding new bird colors and a night time level. Despite its success, its easy to see how the explosion of press for the small developer has been causing stress. He tweeted the following about the issue:

    I can call 'Flappy Bird' is a success of mine. But it also ruins my simple life. So now I hate it.
    Some will be sad to see the game go, while others may be excited or indifferent. For those of you who haven’t tried the game yet, you’ll have a small window of opportunity to download the free game before it gets removed.


    Source: Dong Nguyen (Twitter), iTunes

    Twitter: @AkshayMasand
    2014-02-09 12:17 AM
  2. mmaboi21's Avatar
    Yikes!
    2014-02-09 12:36 AM
  3. C2CA's Avatar
    It's a publicity stunt he's not removing it and if you already have the game on your ios device or android you can still play it if he removes it from the AppStore.
    2014-02-09 12:42 AM
  4. Magnum's Avatar
    Why do you care if you've already got the game?...Besides, he's just saying this so that people hurry and download it before it's gone and then BOOM, sales/downloads just shot up hundreds of thousands over night.
    2014-02-09 12:50 AM
  5. Bluprint's Avatar
    Yikes!
    I know. I got to 68 but my goal has always been 100.
    2014-02-09 01:12 AM
  6. DanOptic's Avatar
    I died on 94, hoping for 100 to!
    2014-02-09 01:28 AM
  7. Silverado1987's Avatar
    its marketing.
    2014-02-09 01:38 AM
  8. NewD's Avatar
    How can great sales of a game " ruin your life from stress".. I just don't get it? Young men losing limbs in foreign wars and his life is so hard.. Oy...
    2014-02-09 02:31 AM
  9. novadam's Avatar
    I remember when I dumped Kate Upton because the sex was too awesome.
    2014-02-09 02:51 AM
  10. Al226's Avatar
    i remember when i dumped kate upton because the sex was too awesome.
    lol!!!
    2014-02-09 03:21 AM
  11. Christophxr's Avatar
    I know. I got to 68 but my goal has always been 100.
    :/

    I played like four games, got to 37, and quit. I don't know how people get addicted to this game... To just fly through Mario tubes and have to start over every time? Kinda silly...
    2014-02-09 04:47 AM
  12. Zokunei's Avatar
    :/

    I played like four games, got to 37, and quit. I don't know how people get addicted to this game... To just fly through Mario tubes and have to start over every time? Kinda silly...
    I didn't like it either but getting to 37 in four tries is incredible.
    2014-02-09 04:52 AM
  13. *T*'s Avatar
    How can great sales of a game " ruin your life from stress".. I just don't get it? Young men losing limbs in foreign wars and his life is so hard.. Oy...
    It's not all about money.
    2014-02-09 05:43 AM
  14. ogkikz's Avatar
    if he serious... what a b*tch *** lol

    Maybe he tires of all them paparazzis

    Tired*
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    2014-02-09 07:36 AM
  15. Ozdude's Avatar
    I played for 5 mins before wanting to throw my phone through the wall. Irritatingly fiddly little game. couldn't be bothered with such sh*t. Story got me to look but I'm deleting it right now..
    2014-02-09 09:09 AM
  16. kalpesh78's Avatar
    Dong Nguyen. noooooo... If you're really taking it down please put it up for some time again soon. Its an amazing game. hours of fun and a stressfree game. (I've reached 140 btw after which i lost concentration). I was hoping for newer patches and addons for this game.

    Thank you Dong Nguyen for the game.
    2014-02-09 09:21 AM
  17. flash66's Avatar
    Dong Nguyen. noooooo... If you're really taking it down please put it up for some time again soon. Its an amazing game. hours of fun and a stressfree game. (I've reached 140 btw after which i lost concentration). I was hoping for newer patches and addons for this game.

    Thank you Dong Nguyen for the game.
    Why don't you copy and paste this to his reviews on the AppStore so he may actually see it?
    2014-02-09 09:35 AM
  18. turdsmoka's Avatar
    I played for 5 mins before wanting to throw my phone through the wall. Irritatingly fiddly little game. couldn't be bothered with such sh*t. Story got me to look but I'm deleting it right now..
    Agreed. it's sh*t.
    2014-02-09 01:25 PM
  19. Blue's Avatar
    I don't understand the problem he has. Is he stressed because of being rich now ?
    Poor little boy with his first world problem.
    2014-02-09 02:04 PM
  20. novadam's Avatar
    here's another possible explanation


    http://cl.ly/Tnv4
    2014-02-09 02:57 PM
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