why did flappy bird get banned

Interviewed by the American business magazine Forbes , Dong Nguyen, the creator of the game-phenomenon Flappy Bird , gives us the reasons what happened to flappy bird ? which led him to withdraw his own game from the download stores this weekend. One of the main reasons is guilt.

what happened to flappy bird

what happened to flappy bird

Dong Nguyen explains that Flappy Bird was originally designed as an unpretentious little relaxation game. Unfortunately, many players quickly became addicted to the little yellow bird:

Flappy Bird was designed as a game that you play with for a few minutes when you are relaxed. But it turned out that gambling has become an addicting product. I think it has become a problem. The best way to solve this problem is to remove Flappy Bird. And this, forever.

By withdrawing his game from online stores, Dong Nguyen is depriving himself of a considerable financial windfall (even if the game remains installed on millions of devices and therefore still displays advertising). At the end of last week, we learned that the aforementioned game brought in no less than 50,000 dollars (approximately 36,500 euros) per day in advertising revenue . Asked by Forbes , the person did not wish to confirm this figure.

I don’t know what the exact number is, but I know it’s a lot.

Thus seeing the – growing – number of players dependent on his game, Dong Nguyen felt guilty, he said on this subject:

I couldn’t sleep anymore.

I don’t think this is a mistake. I thought about it.

After the success of Flappy Bird, I feel more confident and have the freedom to do whatever I want.

Forbes reveals that Dong Nguyen has gone the past few days without logging into the internet once and has regained the sleep he lacked. We are reassured.

Also note that Flappy Bird is not the only game that we owe to this young developer, responsible for  Super Ball Juggling and Shuriken Block available on the iTunes Store (ranked respectively 6th and 18th on the latter in the top downloads). Dong Nguyen has no intention of withdrawing them because he considers them “safe” but if it happens that the players become addicted to these games, the Vietnamese declares that he would not hesitate to withdraw them. blinds.

Faced with the proliferation of clones of the name of his game ( Fluffy vs Flappy Birds, Flappy Bee ), Dong Nguyen says he does not intend to sue imitators. Note given the elements of plagiarism already visible in Flappy Bird , we will find that more than logical …

Finally, he is aimed at players disappointed to see his game disappear from the Android and iOS stores:

Thank you very much for playing my game.

With this interview, the Flappy Bird phenomenon may well have turned its last page. Many players will be happy about it. The opportunity to return to normal activity …

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