‘Flappy Bird’ creator took down the game since it was too ‘addictive’

Posted Feb 11, 2014

Dong Nguyen, the developer behind “Flappy Bird,” has spoken publicly for the first time since taking down the game. Nguyen conducted an interview with Forbes and said that the decision was based on the game being too “addictive.” He added that the game “had become a problem.”

The stress became so severe that he started to lose sleep. Nguyen said that legal issues did not force the game to be switched off. Nguyen said that he is going to release new apps in the future and he added that he likes some of the “Flappy Bird” clones.

Nguyen said that the ‘Flappy Birds’ game is “gone forever” though. Nguyen said that his intention was to create a game that you play when feeling relaxed, but he found it to be addictive.

“I think it has become a problem. To solve that problem, it?s best to take down Flappy Bird. It?s gone forever,? said Nguyen in the interview.

Nguyen was generating over $50,000 per day in ad revenue.

[Source: Forbes]