Will Flappy Bird Die? Being Removed From Apps Stores


Dong Nguyen the creator of the notably popular video game Flappy Bird has announced the game will be taken down effectively Sunday February 9th from all app stores.

The Vietnamese game developer made the announcement on his tweeter account Saturday 8th saying: “I am sorry ‘Flappy Bird’ users, 22 hours from now, I will take ‘Flappy Bird’ down. I cannot take this anymore“.

Nguyen first revealed Flappy Bird was causing him problems early on Saturday 8th when he tweeted: “I can call ‘Flappy Bird’ is a success of mine. But it also ruins my simple life. So now I hate it.

Here is the Tweet:


Several tweets were posted and they all point to him not being able to take the pressure of becoming an overnight online celebrity since he says “flappy” ruins his simple life. Sounds like his misses his privacy. This unexpected fame can be overwhelming and an example would be his 114,000 tweeter followers.

Subsequent tweets make it clear that:

  1. It has NOTHING to do with legal issues.
  2. He will NOT sell Flappy Bird (darn it!)
  3. He still makes games.

The free smartphone game has been downloaded more than 50 million times and is earning Nguyen an estimate of – get this – $50,000 a day in ad revenue . It is the top free app on both Apple’s App Store and the Google Play store.

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