The viral mobile game "Flappy Bird" has been removed from the Apple and Play Store after the developer, Dong Nguyen, claimed the game was "ruining his life."
"Flappy Bird" took the gaming community by surprise, reaching over 50 million downloads, and hitting the No. 1 spot on both the iOS App Store and Google Play Store. The actual game was programmed in "just a few nights" and used a graphical style similar to Nintendo"s classic Mario games. It was released in May 2013, though it didn"t find popularity until recently, when it became a smash hit.
Before going silent on Twitter, Nguyen said that the attention he"s received for the game, such as the stress of earning approximately $50,000 a day, were why he removed it from the stores. Some have claimed he was afraid of legal action from Nintendo, however, which he denied. Nguyen said he is not accepting any offers to sell the game.
Nguyen previously said he would bring the game to Windows Phone, though port almost certainly won"t be released now.
Source: The Mirror | Flappy Bird and Twitter Feed via Amazon and Twitter