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.
I am sorry 'Flappy Bird' users, 22 hours from now, I will take 'Flappy Bird' down. I cannot take this anymore.— Dong Nguyen (@dongatory) February 8, 2014
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.
It is not anything related to legal issues. I just cannot keep it anymore.— Dong Nguyen (@dongatory) February 8, 2014
I also don't sell 'Flappy Bird', please don't ask.— Dong Nguyen (@dongatory) February 8, 2014
And I still make games.— Dong Nguyen (@dongatory) February 8, 2014
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.