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Following massive success of game, 'Flappy Bird' developer calls it quits and will shut it down

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 08 Feb 2014 19:08 User comments (6)

Following massive success of game, 'Flappy Bird' developer calls it quits and will shut it down Dong Nguyen, the developer behind the frustrating blockbuster game Flappy Bird, has said he will remove the game tomorrow despite its massive success.
The game, which took him just a few days to code and is now the top game on Android and iOS, lets gamers tap the screen to get their bird to fly through pipes. That's it. Making it a viral hit is the fact that the game is hard, extremely hard, with many struggling to even get 5 points.

Nguyen, who is said to be bringing in over $50,000 in ad revenue per day from the tens of millions of downloads the game has received in its time on the market, has often said he does not want all the attention brought by the game, and that he wants peace.

The developer will continue to make other games, but will supposedly remove Flappy Bird tomorrow. All social sharing ability has already been removed. Nguyen has also tweeted that he is not looking to sell the game.


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6 user comments

18.2.2014 20:40

Maybe he is feeling a little guilty for ripping off game concepts and art styles from others.


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29.2.2014 8:47

Or maybe it's a marketing campaign and he'll put it back up after a while. The main response to this news seems to have been "what is flappy bird? Never heard of it".

39.2.2014 9:43

Curiosity got the better of me and I tried it...meh
NBD...lost interest after 5 minutes of play. Already deleted.

413.2.2014 21:54

The problem with success is you become who you detest....

514.2.2014 13:39

Originally posted by Taalen:
Or maybe it's a marketing campaign and he'll put it back up after a while. The main response to this news seems to have been "what is flappy bird? Never heard of it".

I admit, I had never heard of it until I saw on Afterdawn that it was being shut down.

614.2.2014 14:22

Yeah I promise I never woulda heard of this otherwise. Not that it sounds like anything I would even remotely like.


Just my $0.02,

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