Flipping the Flappy Bird



“It is not anything related to legal issues. I just cannot keep it anymore.”

This is one of three tweets by Dong Nguyen, creator of Flappy Bird, from February 8, 2014. Following this tweet was “I am sorry ‘Flappy Bird’ users, twenty two hours from now, I will take Flappy Bird down. I cannot take this anymore,” and another saying, “ I also don’t sell ‘Flappy Bird’, please don’t ask.”
“I don’t know the reason for his reasoning of deleting the game, however, I think it would’ve gotten a lot more credit if he would’ve kept it on app stores longer than he did,” said sophomore Kate Puca.
February 9, 2014, almost exactly twenty-two hours after the tweets, the game was deleted from the App Stores and the Google Play store.
“I heard the reason he deleted the game is because he was getting death threats. I feel that if he put his idea out there he should be ready for criticism,” said freshman Hailey Timmerman.
No one really understands why he tweeted this or why he deleted the app. The game was very popular, allegedly making 50,000 dollars a day.
The things people are doing to get this game are ridiculous. People are selling their iPhones that have the game downloaded for over a thousand dollars.
“I am happy he took the game off all app stores! Maybe now kids will have an actual social life,” said sophomore Austin Herbert.