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Old Feb 9, 2014, 11:28 AM   #1
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'Flappy Bird' Removed from App Store by Developer




As promised, Dong Nguyen, the developer of Flappy Bird, has removed the popular game from the App Store. Flappy Bird has been the number one downloaded free app on Apple's App Store for almost a month. The game was generating $50,000/day in revenue from in-app ads.

Nguyen had previously expressed frustration at the attention he has received since the sudden popularity of his game. In a tweet last week he said "Please give me peace.", and yesterday, he announced that the game would be removed from the App Store today.

Flappy Bird no longer shows up in search, developer's app listing, and Top Free games. The direct link for the game still shows in the App Store at the time of this writing, but is unavailable for download.


In subsequent tweets, he said the removal was not due to legal reasons and that he was not interested in selling the game.

If you already have downloaded the game, you can still play it even though its been removed from the App Store.

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Old Feb 9, 2014, 11:29 AM   #2
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I miss it already...
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Old Feb 9, 2014, 11:29 AM   #3
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What a drama! I think it's a stunt to get more people to download it before it's gone from the Appstore "temporarily".
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Old Feb 9, 2014, 11:29 AM   #4
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i didn't even get to play it.
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Old Feb 9, 2014, 11:29 AM   #5
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Well, anyway. Success is not for everybody.
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Old Feb 9, 2014, 11:30 AM   #6
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will it still be playable on your devices?
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Old Feb 9, 2014, 11:30 AM   #7
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I just downloaded this app like 15 minutes ago after all of the hoopla. What happens now if you delete this app from your phone?
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Old Feb 9, 2014, 11:30 AM   #8
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I feel for the guy. Sometimes sanity is more important than money.
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Old Feb 9, 2014, 11:30 AM   #9
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will it still be playable on your devices?
Yes definitely.
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Old Feb 9, 2014, 11:31 AM   #10
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I miss it already...
I don't, but then I have a high-score of 6 so I'm probably just a sore loser

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Old Feb 9, 2014, 11:31 AM   #11
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Still up on Android's Google Play store.
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Old Feb 9, 2014, 11:31 AM   #12
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i guess i should have downloaded it to iTunes on computer

oh well. he'll try and sell it and then it will be passed along.

i think i will switch to airplane mode when playing just so he won't be bothered with any ad revenue
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Old Feb 9, 2014, 11:31 AM   #13
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I guess I'll make Flappy Birdies to make that money.
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I just downloaded this app like 15 minutes ago after all of the hoopla. What happens now if you delete this app from your phone?
You'll never get it back! I think unless you have it synced to your iCloud/iTunes (not too sure about that though)
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$50k a day, I'd just hire a secretary and an accountant, (P.S only contact me in case of emergency).
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Short lived! Actually teachers at my school last week were telling us to get off our phones and to stop playing flappy birds.
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i didn't even get to play it.
Honestly, you're not missing anything. Though why anyone would turn down 50k/day is beyond me...
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Old Feb 9, 2014, 11:33 AM   #18
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I wonder what sort of "trouble" would be enough make a game publisher renounce US$50k PER DAY in revenue.
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Honestly, you're not missing anything. Though why anyone would turn down 50k/day is beyond me...
He probably got enough to feed him for the rest of his life.
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What a tremendous missed opportunity.
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Old Feb 9, 2014, 11:35 AM   #21
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Quick, before it's too late!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/flap...642099621?mt=8
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Honestly, you're not missing anything. Though why anyone would turn down 50k/day is beyond me...
im sure lol. I don't do much mobile gaming bu now I know to not support this guy at all.
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I feel for the guy. Sometimes sanity is more important than money.
I don't, hes an idiot. People like his game, it doesn't mean he has to read news about it or respond to anything. It's on the app store making him money.
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Old Feb 9, 2014, 11:36 AM   #24
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How fragile does one have to be to let internet attention push you away from a successful project? As someone mentioned yesterday, it's not like the developer was getting harassed in the streets...just get a new email address and collect the money for a rainy day fund.

Seems silly to let an opportunity like this go to waste, but to each her own.
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will it still be playable on your devices?
I just checked and yes, it CAN still be played.
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