Flappy Bird Cancelled
Dong Nguyen, creator of viral sensation Flappy Bird has today tweeted that he will pull the popular game from stores in just a few hours. Flappy Bird has been the talk of the internet since it recently exploded into mainstream awareness, despite being releasing in May last year. The game, which is free to download on iTunes and Google Play has been earning its creator tens of thousands of dollars per day, however it has also come with a great deal of negative feedback online from critics and players.
“I am sorry ‘Flappy Bird’ users, 22 hours from now, I will take ‘Flappy Bird’ down. I cannot take this anymore.”
Without going into specific detail as to his reason for pulling the game, Nguyen has stated that it is not due to legal issues, nor will he be selling the game. He simply stated that he ‘cannot take this anymore’, likely referring to the sudden rise to fame and the pressure of receiving so much negative criticism. Previousy Nguyen had tweeted “I can call ‘Flappy Bird’ is a success of mine. But it also ruins my simple life. So now I hate it.”. Despite this, he has announced that he plans to continue making games.