The vastly popular mobile game, Flappy Bird, has taken off in recent weeks. Yet despite the success of the game, which is available on both iOS and Android, the creator has decided to take Flappy Bird offline.
In a tweet that was posted on Saturday, Dong Nguyen said that the game would be taken down in 22 hours, explaining that he “cannot take this anymore”.
It may seem strange that the game is being pulled, especially because an update has just been rolled out. However, the strain has been showing on the Vietnamese creator. Nguyen made his feelings known on February 4th, again through Twitter, where he said that he was caught off guard by the success of the game.
The game, which requires that the player guide a yellow bird through various types of obstacles, is simple in its concept, yet often ends with people getting hooked as they try to complete the different levels. Launched back in May 2013, Flappy Bird became number one in the free apps chart in both Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store only last week, literally going viral overnight.
Although many players liked the fact that the game was challenging, some turned angry, even sending Nguyen messages venting their frustrations. It is no wonder then that Nguyen said: ” Press people are overrating the success of my games. It is something I never want. Please give me space.”
If you didn’t get the chance to play Flappy Bird, then I’m afraid you have missed your chance but maybe that’s a good thing, as Nguyen explains: “I can call ‘Flappy Bird’ is a success of mine. But it also ruins my simple life. So now I hate it.”
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