Creator of 'Flappy Bird' has had enough, and will take down the game in 24 hours

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http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/feb/08/flappy-bird-dong-nguyen-deleting

Nguyen’s decision to take Flappy Birds Down isn’t a complete surprise: his Twitter account has provided plenty of clues that the game’s success wasn’t the bed of roses you might expect.

“I can call ‘Flappy Bird’ is a success of mine. But it also ruins my simple life. So now I hate it,” he tweeted earlier today, while earlier in the week he wrote “Press people are overrating the success of my games. It is something I never want. Please give me peace.”


Damn
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It's pretty crazy. He has been making $50,000 USD purely from advertisements, per day
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the **** is flappy bird

Some game somebody cared about once. Just overrated mobile bullshit.
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#7
A flappy bird is when you take a frozen dead bird use it as a dildo on your partner and scream "Polly want a cracker" while receiving a reach arround kids these days.
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#8
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Some game somebody cared about once. Just overrated mobile bullshit.
Damn you sound bitter
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A flappy bird is when you take a frozen dead bird use it as a dildo on your partner and scream "Polly want a cracker" while receiving a reach arround kids these days.

You're trying too hard
#11
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Damn you sound bitter

Didn't mean to come off that way; apologies for that. I just mean I don't see the big deal. It's nearly identical to a million other games before it; this one just happened to catch on. If he left it, it would've faded into obscurity in a few months anyways.
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#12
No not flappy bird

Now my high scores will mean nothing!
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#13
Wait so he's sick of the fact that he's made tens of thousands of dollars from some app that anyone could create with little effort?


If he's sick of money, he could easily stop charging for ads. Or just give all his income from it to charity.
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A flappy bird is when you take a frozen dead bird use it as a dildo on your partner and scream "Polly want a cracker" while receiving a reach arround kids these days.


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Drink your wine
Your days are numbered, bourgeois swine!
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Wait so he's sick of the fact that he's made tens of thousands of dollars from some app that anyone could create with little effort?


If he's sick of money, he could easily stop charging for ads. Or just give all his income from it to charity.
Nah man he's sick of the Press & internet giving him shit 24/7
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#16
And this is why you publish under a company, or at least a pseudonym, if not both.
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And this is why you publish under a company, or at least a pseudonym, if not both.
No man he should 'grow a thicker skin' like everyone suggests

It's obviously his fault the internet is treating him like horse shit
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It's pretty crazy. He has been making $50,000 USD purely from advertisements, per day


Yeah, I would happily take the money.
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DONG? HIS NAME IS DONG?!

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#21
I guess it's a pretty smart move since it's pretty inevitable that a massive corporation like Nintendo is going to attempt to sue him, what with the billion lawyers they have to make any stupid coincidence look like a copyright infringement. May as well take the money and run before that ever happens.
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DONG? HIS NAME IS DONG?!


HEY! I was supposed to make that joke!
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#23
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HEY! I was supposed to make that joke!

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#24
I can testify that it really was a realistic rendering of what it's like to keep a bird airbourne by poking it
#25
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DONG? HIS NAME IS DONG?!



I wouldn't want media attention if my name was dong either
It's over simplified, So what!

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#26
can he fix the android version before he leaves. the birdy box is too big and i keep hitting the pipes when im sure im not.
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#28
I get why he's bailing. He's just some dude who coded a doofy game and for whatever reason it got really popular, but then people started raging about it not being a AAA-quality game and now they're shitting on this guy 24/7, even in ****ing gaming news.

And it's just some dude who coded a game as a hobby. It's not his job. If I were him I'd probably bail, too (but not before working out a licensing agreement with EA).
#29
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The kids I teach are obsessed with this game. It will be truly devastating to them.


So an English lesson on the language of newspapers using the article as an example on monday then.
#30
I've never heard of this game but from screenshots it looks like it does nothing but blatantly steal from other games.

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If I were him I'd probably bail, too (but not before working out a licensing agreement with EA).

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A flappy bird is when you take a frozen dead bird use it as a dildo on your partner and scream "Polly want a cracker" while receiving a reach around kids these days.


wait - so you're using the flappy bird dildo on your partner while simultaneously receiving a reach-around? Where I come from that's the "Behind the Back Magic Attack."
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#34
What a dumbass

He could set himself up for life financially right now.
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DONG? HIS NAME IS DONG?!


I work with a vietnamese guy at work whose name is Bong

And yeah, I can totally understand why he'd want to take it down.
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#36
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What a dumbass

He could set himself up for life financially right now.
People are saying he's already set, as living in Vietnam is pretty cheap apparently
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#37
tried online version
shit game
won't be missed
you'd have to be a complete imbecile devoid of any type of brain matter to enjoy this game or even find it addicting in the slightest
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tried online version
shit game
won't be missed
you'd have to be a complete imbecile devoid of any type of brain matter to enjoy this game or even find it addicting in the slightest

So in other words there's a huge market for it lol

#ROASTED
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