Umm, this is NOT what we were expecting from TLC.
Check out the official statement (below)!
[Image via TLC.]
Looks like it's game over forever for Flappy Bird, but why?!
When we first heard Flappy Bird was removed from the App Store and the Google Play Store, we felt like we just crashed into a green pipe.
It hurt. It hurt real bad. Just like a dead parrot, this Flappy Bird is no more. It has ceased to be.
“Flappy Bird was designed to play in a few minutes when you are relaxed. But it happened to become an addictive product. I think it has become a problem. To solve that problem, it’s best to take down Flappy Bird. It’s gone forever.”
So, wait…he removed one of his products because it was TOO successful? Mind you, he was reportedly making around $50,000 a day from his creation!
Dong went on to say that if any of his future games became as equally addictive, he'll pull them as well from the digital shelves, as the app apparently made him lose sleep.