Flappy Bird creator removes game from app store, clones go on sale

Jamie Feltham
February 10, 2014

The creator of iOS game Flappy Bird has removed his creation from the App store.

Developer Dong Nguyen removed the popular app without much in the way of an explanation.

“I am sorry ‘Flappy Bird’ users, 22 hours from now, I will take ‘Flappy Bird’ down. I cannot take this anymore,” Ngyuen posted on Twitter.

“I can call ‘Flappy Bird’ is a success of mine. But it also ruins my simple life. So now I hate it.”

When asked if criticism of the game was the reason for its removal, Nguyen stated, “Not because of them but because how people use my game. They are overusing it.”

When online, Flappy Bird had been raking in $50,000 a day in ad revenue. Since its departure a range of imitators have hit the App store. Just last week we posted our top 5 endless runners that we thought topped it.

Source: Twitter (1), (2), (3)

About the Author

Jamie Feltham

Videogamer, music listener, squash player, exerciser, technology journalister. Multimedia journalism graduate, writing for the What Mobile mag and website

Share this article