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Bye Bye Flappy Bird: Dev Removing App From iOS App Store & Play Store

Flappy Bird developer Dong Nguyen admitted today that he's removing the game from the iOS App Store and Google Play Store.

Coming tomorrow, the hit mobile game Flappy Bird will no longer be available for download on the iOS App Store and Google Play Store. If you don't know what Flappy Bird is (which is highly unlikely), it's a simplistic game featuring 8-bit graphics where the main goal is to keep your bird alive by flying between pipes. The game is often frustrating and highly addictive.

But, just two hours ago, Flappy Bird developer Dong Nguyen posted on Twitter that he is taking the game down off of both mobile platforms. In a recent interview with Dong Nguyen, he admitted that he makes over $50,000 in ad revenue every day thanks to the game.Here's what he said on Twitter:

"I am sorry 'Flappy Bird' users, 22 hours from now, I will take 'Flappy Bird' down. I cannot take this anymore."

Two more tweets were made after that stating that he won't be selling Flappy Bird to any other companies, and that he will still continue to make games. Because Dong is taking Flappy Bird down from both platforms, it is extremely unlikely that we will ever see it release on Windows Phone. Fans are extremely unhappy about Dong's choice, but there are plenty of alternatives to choose from on both the App Store and Play Store. 

Even though Dong is removing Flappy Bird from both stores, he still has other mobile games (in the same graphical design as Flappy Bird) on the App Store and Google Play Store.

How do you feel about the downfall of Flappy Bird? Leave a comment below telling us what you think!

Published Feb. 8th 2014

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