The smash hit mobile game Flappy Birds is apparently going to be taken down tomorrow by it’s creator. In a tweet from Dong Nguyen, the game’s creator, (seen to the right) he said he is going to be taking down the game, and that he can’t take it anymore. He continued, saying “Press people are overrating the success of my games. It is something I never want. Please give me peace.”
Nguyen, the smash hit indie game creator from Vietnam, continued saying it was not related to any legal issues. Many speculated that Nintendo may be suing him for the copying of the pipes from Super Mario, but that seems to not be the case. He will also not be selling the game, but will continue to make games.
Flappy Bird has been an incredibly successful game, racking in nearly $50,000 per day in ad revenue. The mental strain brought on by this new success must be great for him to give that all away. What does this mean for currently downloaded copies of Flappy Bird? I’d think you will still be able to play the game, but I know for certain that it won’t be available for download for new players. Personally, I’m sad to see it go. I hate the game, but god dammit if I don’t keep playing it. So brutally difficult, but I keep playing. What do you guys think of this decision? Let me know in the comments below.
Update: Well, it’s officially off the Google Play and iTunes store. Looks like Flappy Birds is gone forever. Don’t worry, there are already copy cats climbing the charts though.
By, Bobby Marquardt