‘Flappy Bird’ to flap no more

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MANILA, Philippines—Game over.

After sweeping through the cyberworld with its wings, “Flappy Bird” is set to drop into oblivion late Sunday evening or early Monday morning as its creator, Dong Nguyen, said on his Twitter account.

“I’m sorry, ‘Flappy Bird’ users, 22 hours from now, I will take ‘Flappy Bird’ down,” Nguyen posted 11 hours ago. “I cannot take this anymore.”

The game, which has infuriated its 50 million users in Android and millions more in Apple, features a little avian harbinger of doom that would go up with a single tap to avoid the green pipes, which serve as its obstacles.

According to some reviews, the game has a single difficulty level: Lucifer.

“I am now an atheist because there can’t be a god that allows this game to go unpunished,” one reviewer said.

“It is not anything related to legal issues. I just cannot keep it anymore,” the game’s creator said.

The avian equivalent of the grim reaper can be downloaded for free on the Apple and Google Play stores but has revenues of close to £30,000 a day due to online ads.

According to British publication, The Independent, Nguyen began receiving abusive messages from users, who have been under the mercy of the flapping bird.

“I want to throw my phone into the spinning rotor of a helicopter, then drive over it in a Marauder then put it in a microwave for 99 minutes and 99 seconds, drop kick it into a volcano, toss it at the sun and finally blow it the hell up,” (sic) one reviewer on the Apple iTunes store said.


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  • kino

    Angry bird,Flappybird…what’s next? ED bird? for men only

  • Batang 80’s

    Mag-HARDESTGAMEEVER na lang kayo. :)

  • RedvD

    Hahaha, noobs, I already got 23!

    What i find really amusing/infuriating/genius in the game is the sound of “WAPAK!” (something like that) every time the bird hits a pipe or the ground. hahaha

    Simple yet addicting game.

    • Fayt

      ohhh….. mine got 33…..

      need more concentration and no outside contact… lol

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