Flappy Bird’s Developer Spills The Real Reason He Removed The App & Yes, It Will Leave You Feeling As Confused As Ever

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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.

Finally, in a recent interview, Flappy Bird’s developer Dong Nguyen gave us all the real reason as to why he would deprive generations to come of his AH-Mazing game:

“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.

Oh, well. Guess we’ll have to save up for the next year or decade to buy a smart phone with the app on eBay!

Feb 11, 2014 9:35pm PDT

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