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'Flappy Bird' developer: The game was too addictive, is now 'gone forever'

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 12 Feb 2014 20:09 User comments (6)

'Flappy Bird' developer: The game was too addictive, is now 'gone forever' 'Flappy Bird' creator Dong Nguyen, the man behind the surprise blockbuster game, has said in an interview with Forbes that the game became too addicting and is now 'gone forever.'
Despite making a reported $50,000 per day in ad revenue, Nguyen took the game down this week, removing it from the iOS App Store and the Google Play Store.

"Flappy Bird was designed to play in a few minutes when you are relaxed," says the developer. "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."

Even though the game has been removed, if you have it installed you can continue to play it. The game is extremely simple in nature, but frustrating. You tap the screen to get your bird through a series of green Mario-esque pipes without hitting anything. Despite how simple it sounds, most players have not broken the 100 point threshold that takes them out of the "noob" standings.

Nguyen also confirmed that his life was no longer peaceful and that "my life has not been as comfortable as I was before. I couldn't sleep."

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6 user comments

113.2.2014 18:50

Can I slap this guy?

214.2.2014 16:32

What a loser.

315.2.2014 10:20

Loser??
Design a stupid game that is played by millions of mind dead kids and adults, earn $50,000 a day in ad revenue. Then, remove the game, say your done, stop all support for the game, and still rake in the "ad revenue" because these people are still addicted to your game and will continue to play it.
I think I just found my new career.

416.2.2014 4:26

So, after seeing this game mentioned in people's For Sale ads on Craigslist, I finally get to see what all the "Flappy Bird" fuss is all about. So then, the creator of this game pulled it off because it's "too addicting" but is still making money from ads by way of the game.
By the way, I've recently been seeing idiots and scammers on Craigslist trying to sell their iphones with Flappy Bird installed...... for a whopping $10,000! Yep, $10 GRAND!
Things like this make me so damn glad I'm not a gamer.

517.2.2014 8:24

Let's be honest. Microsoft was down his back. He might have "created" this game but he ripped off major aspects of it. For all he made, he could have been sued for alot more.

618.2.2014 9:25

Originally posted by Ryberg360:
Let's be honest. Microsoft was down his back. He might have "created" this game but he ripped off major aspects of it. For all he made, he could have been sued for alot more.
Microsoft? Do you mean Nintendo?

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