Flappy Bird Removed From App Store

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We warned you. Game creator Dong Nguyen removed Flappy Bird from the app store today.

Nguyen announced on Twitter yesterday that he couldn’t handle the pressure of being the number one mobile game. The Flappy Bird creator gave his fans a 22 hour warning before deleting the game.

And Nguyen wasn’t bluffing. If you go to iTunes or the Google PlayStore now, you won’t find Flappy Bird among the ranks of today’s hottest games.

People who already downloaded the game will still be able to play Flappy Bird. Now that the game has been deleted, however, there will be no updates and no new users. According to USA Today, Nguyen was making about $50,000 a day from in-game ads. That apparently wasn’t enough money to put up with the headaches of viral fame.

Flappy Bird fans have been mourning the loss of their favorite game all morning on Twitter.

Are you surprised that Dgong Nguyen pulled Flappy Bird from the app store?

Dan Evon

Dan Evon was born, raised, and currently lives in Chicago. He is the Editor-In-Chief at Social News Daily. Over the last six years Evon has helped build several web platforms to millions of monthly readers. Dan is an expert is social media platform building and a freelance content consultant specializing in trending, evergreen and news content.


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