Earlier today, Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen confirmed via Twitter that he will be removing his popular mobile game from the App store tomorrow at noon EST. The tweet can be seen embedded below:
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
In the tweets that followed afterward, Dong indicated that the game wasn’t being taken down for legal reasons, but rather because all of the success that it has been getting is now starting to take a toll on his life. The visual look of the game has already come under scrutiny because some of the game art used looks eerily similar to something that you would find in an old school Super Mario Bros. game. A majority of gaming journalists have also been sharing both their positive and negative thoughts on the game since last week.
Having had a chance to play Flappy Bird for myself, I don’t get the personal appeal behind this title. While the concept is simple and easy to get into, the overall structure is highly repetitive and at the end of the day there still are a ton of mobile games out there that easily outshine this one. If you’d like to try the game out for yourself, then you can go download it now for free over on Apple’s App Store.
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