Flappy Bird creator ditches app, says its popularity ruined his "simple life"
He’s taking it down...for real. (Or so he says.)
Rebecca Younger of Mirror News reports: "Don Nguyen, the Vietnamese creator of chart-topping smart phone game Flappy Bird, has decided to withdraw the game from app stores."
Nguyen had tweeted: "I am sorry Flappy Bird users, 22 hours from now, I will take Flappy Bird down. I cannot take this anymore."
The report noted: "Flappy Bird launched in May 2013 for iOS, but inexplicably shot to the top of Apple's free game rankings early in 2014, around the same time the game was released for Android.
The report added that "the game has been downloaded more than 50 million times."
Nguyen further explained, "I can call Flappy Bird a success of mine. But it also ruins my simple life. So now I hate it."
Nguyen added that his move "had nothing to do with any accusations about the app’s similarity to an existing mobile game, Piou Piou vs. Cactus.
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