Flappy Bird creator removes game as he 'can't take it anymore'
Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen is set to remove the game from both the App Store and Google Play today, as he says he "ruins my simple life".Announcing the decision on Twitter, Nguyen said "I cannot take this anymore."Nguyen insisted that the decision to remove the game was not related to legal issues, a reference to the fact that it has been claimed that the visuals for the game, which include pipes, have been taken from Super Mario Bros.The game has made Nguyen tens of thousands of dollars of revenue a day since its launch.
I can call 'Flappy Bird' is a success of mine. But it also ruins my simple life. So now I hate it.— Dong Nguyen (@dongatory) February 8, 2014
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I am sorry 'Flappy Bird' users, 22 hours from now, I will take 'Flappy Bird' down. I cannot take this anymore.— Dong Nguyen (@dongatory) February 8, 2014
It is not anything related to legal issues. I just cannot keep it anymore.— Dong Nguyen (@dongatory) February 8, 2014
I also don't sell 'Flappy Bird', please don't ask.— Dong Nguyen (@dongatory) February 8, 2014