Flappy Bird Developer Can't Handle Success, Removing App From The App Store
It looks like the end of poor Flappy is near, as Flappy Bird developer Dong Nguyen doesn't seem to like the attention. After Nguyen's pleads of "please give me peace" and details about how "it ruins [his] simple life," the developer has promised that he will be removing the app tomorrow, Feb. 9, 2014.
Here's a look at the peculiar series of tweets that included Nguyen's announcement:
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
And I still make games.— Dong Nguyen (@dongatory) February 8, 2014
Maybe the Flappy Bird creator cannot deal with the publicity, but with any sudden unexplainable announcement like this, many assumptions are sure to surface. Although he has stated that the removal is not for legal purposes, we can't help but to think that there must be underlying reasons for this strange activity.
What makes this even more shocking is the fact that the game was updated one day prior to this announcement. There's also the question of why Nguyen would rather pull the app than sell it or at least leave it in the App Store for the time being. Perhaps he's not interested in working on the game anymore, but the event of Flappy Bird's removal is sure to confuse and frustrate many iOS users.
With that said, if you have been thinking about downloading Flappy Bird for free, do it now while you have the chance. It is still available in the App Store for free.
Although the removal of Flappy Bird is unfortunate, at least those tweets about it are sure to die sooner than later.Via: MacRumors Update: As of 12 p.m. EST on Feb. 9, the app is, in fact, no longer available.