Flappy Bird To Be Taken Down Tomorrow

Creator of the surprise mobile hit Flappy Bird, Doug Nguyen, has revealed on Twitter that he will remove the game from distribution starting tomorrow.

“I am sorry ‘Flappy Bird’ users, 22 hours from now, I will take ‘Flappy Bird’ down. I cannot take this anymore,” he said.

According to his follow up tweets, the decision was not based on legal terms. No legal action was taken against him for the alleged use of art assets from Super Mario Bros., the decision was personal for Nguyen. “I can call ‘Flappy Bird’ is a success of mine. But it also ruins my simple life. So now I hate it,” he said.

Despite the game’s poor critical reception, it was raking in around $50,000 USD daily, thanks to ad revenues. Nguyen revealed the news while being interviewed with The Verge several days ago.

“The reason Flappy Bird is so popular is that it happens to be something different from mobile games today and is a really good game to compete against each other,” Nguyen told The Verge. “People in the same classroom can play and compete easily because [Flappy Bird] is simple to learn, but you need skill to get a high score.”

The title was downloaded over 50 million times.