For the past two weeks, you might have noticed the phenomena of a small indie game going big. The social networks being flooded with scores and complaints of how ‘difficult’ Flappy Bird is. The game was simple; tap-tap-tap to make the bird fly and avoid those Mario pipes, yet made many people want to throw their smart phones out (please don’t do that).
Flappy Bird, which has been downloaded over a 50 million times on the Play Store, has been scheduled to be taken down 20 hours from now on 10th February 2014. The creator of the game Dong Nguyen (@dongatory) tweeted:
I am sorry ‘Flappy Bird’ users, 22 hours from now, I will take ‘Flappy Bird’ down. I cannot take this anymore.
Another tweet followed shortly:
It is not anything related to legal issues. I just cannot keep it anymore.
Flappy Bird was making Mr.Dong $50,000 a day solely from ads. A lot of people may rejoice that the “Dark Souls of Casual Games” is going to the trash can and the remaining people…will be spared the frustration of playing this game and will save quite a few smart phones from being hammered or thrown out of the window.
(Although the game isn’t that hard or frustrating)
UPDATE: Flappy Bird has now been removed.
Say no to smartphone abuse: