We were going to post about this news yesterday but we felt that some more details were going to come to light about Flappy Bird being pulled from Google Play and the iOS App Store. Sure enough some more have been released. Aside from the initial statement that it is ruining the creator’s simple life, he is now saying it is also being pulled to save everyone from addiction to the game.
Plans to pull the game were announced over the creator’s Twitter account and sure enough the game is no longer available on either platform. It is a pretty interesting move from a developer who has a game making a lot of money, to the tune of over $50K a day from ad revenue, to pull his game due to it being too addictive, at least in his eyes.
It happened to become an addictive product. I think it has become a problem. My life has not been as comfortable as I was before. I couldn’t sleep.
The creator of Flappy Bird was also accused of having bots leave rating for his game, making the success of it with going viral something that was created. However we don’t believe that is the case considering all the media coverage of Flappy Bird. That is what has contributed to the game’s sudden success.
It doesn’t matter. Don’t you think? If I did fake it, should Apple let it live for months?
In the end this simple game developer who does this as a passion more than a job just wants some peace and the media is at fault here for catapulting the game even further in its success. This includes us as well with our review and follow-up coverage of Flappy Bird.
Press people are overrating the success of my games. It is something I never want. Please give me peace.
So with that said, this will be the last article we write about Flappy Bird as per the developer’s public request. We won’t post about this game anymore unless it i to say it has been released again or if the creator wants to do an interview, something that will probably not happen on either account.
Website Referenced: Polygon