2/10/2014

Flappy Bird removed from app stores



Flappy Bird, a smartphone game which has become an overnight sensation, is no longer available on the App Store or Google Play.

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Vietnamese creator Dong Nguyen wrote on Twitter at the weekend that the game's success "ruins my simple life".
"I am sorry 'Flappy Bird' users, 22 hours from now, I will take 'Flappy Bird' down. I cannot take this anymore," he Tweeted.
Nguyen told The Verge last week that Flappy Bird was making US $50,000 a day, and has been downloaded at least 50 million times across both the Apple App Store and Google Play.
Its unexpected success has prompted an unusual amount of scrutiny, with some accusing Nguyen of appropriating assets from Nintendo IPs.
Nguyen preempted assumptions that Flappy Bird's removal is for legal reasons though. "It is not anything related to legal issues," he Tweeted. "I just cannot keep it anymore."
Flappy Bird has spawned a multitude of copycat games following its domination of the free app charts on both Google Play and the App Store.
These include titles such as 'Flappy Octopus', 'Clumsy Bird' and 'Flappy Angry Bird'.
The free-to-play game requires users to navigate a bird through endlessly approaching and randomly generated pipes. Its high difficulty has encouraged users to share scores via social media, thus helping promote the game virally.


Written by : Shaun Prescott
Source : ComputerAndVideoGames.com

2 comments:

  1. at least there are a lot of clones following the same game idea :)

    floppy bird is my favorite btw
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.flappywings

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