Gamereactor uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best browsing experience on our website. If you continue, we'll assume that you are happy with our cookies policy

Front page
Flappy Bird

Flappy Bird removed over addiction concerns

Game's creator was worried about the amount of time people were playing the game.

Speaking for the first time since he pulled Flappy Bird from Google Play and the App Store, the game's creator Dong Nguyen has revealed his reasons behind the decision.

"Flappy Bird was designed to play in a few minutes when you are relaxed," Nguyen told Forbes. "But it happened to become an addictive product. I think it has become a problem. To solve that problem, it's best to take down Flappy Bird. It's gone forever."

That explanation sits at odds with a post made on Twitter where he announced that the game was to be removed and he said "I cannot take this anymore", following accusations of plagiarism.

"My life has not been as comfortable as I was before," he continued. "I couldn't sleep... I don't think it's a mistake. I have thought it through."

In the same interview Nguyen was questioned with regards to his future: "After the success of Flappy Bird, I feel more confident, and I have freedom to do what I want to do," he revealed. Expect to see more games from him in the future (let's just hope they don't become too popular...).

Flappy Bird

Related texts

Loading next content