Flappy Bird has been taken down from the App Store and Google Play.
Dong Nguyen announced on Twitter (February 8) that the mobile game would be removed from the online services, adding that it was “not anything related to legal issues”.
He tweeted: “I am sorry ‘Flappy Bird’ users… I will take ‘Flappy Bird’ down. I cannot take this anymore.”
Flappy Bird launched on the App Store in May last year, but soared in popularity after its Google Play release in January.
The game rocketed to the top of the App Store and Google Play charts, and set Facebook and Twitter feeds ablaze with boasts of high scores and discussions of strategies.
Nguyen is said to have been earning tens of thousands of dollars per day in ad revenue, but has expressed unease at the attention he has received, stating earlier this week: “Press people are overrating the success of my games. It is something I never want. Please give me peace.”
He wrote: “I can call ‘Flappy Bird’ is a success of mine. But it also ruins my simple life. So now I hate it.”
Source: Digital Spy
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