Flappy Bird Creator Tells Why He Removed the Popular Game

Dong Nguyen has explained that he didn’t like how addictive the game was, and felt that it was causing harm to players, he told Forbes.

“Flappy Bird was designed to play for a few minutes when you are relaxed”, Nguyen said. “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.”

Nguyen removed the game from Apple iOS and Google Play stores last weekend after posting a Tweet saying:

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

The game received around $50,000 per day from in app advertising, but Nguyen is not planning on bringing the game back.