Flappy Bird developer reveals he pulled off game for being `addictive`

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 - 11:17am IST | Place: WASHINGTON | Agency: ANI

The Vietnamese developer who created Flappy Bird has finally come out with an explanation for suddenly taking the game down from mobile app stores, citing it was 'addictive'.

Nguyen Dong said that the game was originally designed for playing when one was relaxed, but it happened to turn into an addictive product.

According to The Verge, the developer said that the game became frustratingly addictive for people and to solve this, he pulled it out from app stores last week and now it was gone forever.

The simple yet addictive game went viral after Nguyen's revelation that it raked in 50,000 dollars in ad revenue, stirring doubts about counterfeit downloads.

Apparently, Nguyen couldn't take in the sudden fame as he said that his life wasn't as comfortable as before and he couldn't sleep.

Although, Nguyen had been considering a sequel to Flappy Bird, it is now unlikely after his change of heart, but the games developer has said that the game's success has given him confidence and he now has more freedom to do what he wants to.

Meanwhile, crazed lovers of the game even took to Twitter to threaten Nguyen of his life and even ending theirs if the game was deleted, but for their respite, Flappy Bird clone games have mushroomed on the web for `almost identical` gaming experience. 


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