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Flappy Bird developer says he’s taking the game down

Flappy Bird Teaser
© .GEARS Studios

Dong Nguyen, the developer and creator of the unlikely hit iOS and Android game, Flappy Bird, has announced that he will pull the game on Sunday, February 9th. Without much explanation as to the reasons behind the sudden demise of the popular game, Nguyen was quoted as saying that he “cannot take it anymore.”

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Goodbye Flappy Bird, we hardly knew you. / © .GEARS Studios

Days ago, the developer also wrote on Twitter that he was not handling the pressure that came with the unprecedented fame that came with developing a hit game. In one of his messages, he begged press and users to leave him alone and that the press was making something big out of nothing over Flappy Bird.

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The official announcement of Flappy Bird being removed. / © Twitter

When asked by followers whether he would be willing to sell the game, he replied that he wouldn’t consider that. Even though the game draws many “inspiration” from the Mario Brothers universe, including textures and art, he also stated that the decision to remove the game had no relation to any legal issues arising from the game. Nguyen pledged at the same time to continue to develop other games for his current company, .GEARS.

If you already have Flappy Birds installed, you shouldn’t have any issues and the game should function normally. But starting Sunday, the game is supposedly going to be removed from all app stores. If you’re looking to grab the Flappy Bird game, grab it below before it is gone forever.

 

Source: TechCrunch

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  • Diptangshu M. 15
    Diptangshu M. Feb 11, 2014 Link to comment

    Something I didn't know before. :-D
    When scrolling down on the 'All' tab,I can find Google Reader,Opera Mini Next,Spool.But can't find Ad-block.What's the theory behind this?


  • Diptangshu M. 15
    Diptangshu M. Feb 10, 2014 Link to comment

    If I search in the play store can't find it.Not in 'My apps' either.Although I can find it on 'All' tab.


    • My1 37
      My1 Feb 11, 2014 Link to comment

      yeah, since it's pretty much taken down...


  • Diptangshu M. 15
    Diptangshu M. Feb 10, 2014 Link to comment

    You mean it depends on region?Why would it?


    • My1 37
      My1 Feb 10, 2014 Link to comment

      I dont think its the region, but rather the user.I dunno why but it seems like that. probably it helps when you either have the app installed or (I dunno which one or both) you accessed the site. maybe you cant access it while not being in your google account or being in another one. try it.


  • Diptangshu M. 15

    • My1 37
      My1 Feb 10, 2014 Link to comment

      it seems that it depends on WHO accesses the link...


  • My1 37
    My1 Feb 10, 2014 Link to comment

    and he did.


  • 1
    Aureleuz Feb 10, 2014 Link to comment

    you're the idiots! gtfo


  • 2
    yaqoob Hussain Baloch Feb 9, 2014 Link to comment

    nice stunt , now ppl will download this like crazy


  • Bojan M. 23
    Bojan M. Feb 9, 2014 Link to comment

    He's an idiot.


    • AJ STA ANA 9
      AJ STA ANA Feb 9, 2014 Link to comment

      I agree

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