'Flappy Birds' creator to take down the game
Published: Sunday, February 9, 2014
Updated: Sunday, February 9, 2014 00:02
Time for everyone to put their phones down and continue their regularly scheduled lives before "Flappy Birds" got a hold to it.
Despite the success of the Iphone and Android game app, Flappy Bird, the creator of the game has announced that the game is to be removed.
Flappy Bird reportedly brings in up to $50, 000 in ad revenue per day. So why on earth would Vietnamese creator, Don Nguyen, want to take the game down? Nguyen has announced on his Twitter the reasoning for this.
“It is not anything related to legal issues I just cannot keep it anymore.” He said. “I am sorry ‘Flappy Bird’ users, hours from now, I will take Flappy Bird down. I cannot take this anymore.”
The game has images that resemble the classic “Super Mario Bros” background design with tubes and clouds.
Much like the still up and running “Candy Crush”, “Flappy Birds” takes out of every day life. “Flappy Bird” user Julius Dunbar said it is difficult to stop playing the game once he starts.
“I’ve gotten my high score up to 48, but I just keep telling myself that I can get a higher score. I play for about thirty minutes at a time,” he said.
Nguyen said that his own game interferes with his personal life and he must stray away from it. He has also expressed on Twitter that he will continue to make other games; “Flappy Birds” simply is not working for him anymore.