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Monday, 10 February 2014 10:52

Flappy Bird has its wings clipped

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The world's most popular iPhone and Android game (last week), Flappy Bird, has been sensationally taken down after the game's creator was unable to handle the pressure from frustrated fans.

The free game's creator, Dong Nguyen, took to Twitter to vent his frustration at users who would constantly contact him with abuse and complaints.

Nguyen, who lives a humble life in Hanoi, Vietnam, said he enjoyed living a "simple" life, though he was making an estimated $50,000 a day from advertising revenue after Flappy Bird skyrocketed the top of both the iTunes and Google Play charts.

Flappy Bird quickly became notorious for its harsh and unforgiving difficulty, leading thousands of users to rant to Nguyen directly on Twitter.

The move has triggered the creation of Twitter account named @SaveFlappyBIrd, which posted an image of a direct message exchange with Mr Nguyen, in which he said he'd reconsider deleting the game "if you can show me that many people enjoy the game".

The app, in which you control a small bird who has to flap through as many obsctacles as possible, is still playable for anyone who has download it, but is unavailable in the iTunes and Google Play stores at the time of writing.


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