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Flappy Bird: Game Over In 24 Hours as Creator Vows to Pull App



Flappy Bird is the number one game on iPhone and Android, but in less than 24 hours the game will no longer be available for users to download from the official sources.

If you haven’t had a chance to play this addicting and frustrating game, you’ll need to download the app right now to make sure you have a chance to play Flappy Bird.

Users that already own Flappy Bird on the iPhone or Android won’t wake up to find Flappy Bird pulled from their phone, but it will no longer be available to get on the App Store according to Don Nguyen, the game’s creator.

It's Game Over for Flappy Bird in less than 24 Hours.

It’s Game Over for Flappy Bird in less than 24 hours.

In a series of tweets Saturday, Nguyen shared his decision to pull Flappy Bird in 22 hours, stating, “I cannot take this anymore.”¬†Nguyen assures gamers that it is, “not anything related to legal issues.” The only statement is that he, “just cannot keep it anymore.”

While there are sure to be similar games showing up to take the place of Flappy Bird, it will not be an official version as the creator will not sell Flappy Bird.

While the reason is not clear, Nguyen received a lot of attention over the past month as the game exploded in popularity and users turned to Flappy Bird cheats for higher scores. This news likely means Flappy Bird for Windows Phone is off the table.

This is not the end for the Flappy Bird creator who is also behind two other top iPhone games, Super Juggling Ball And Shuriken Block.

While Flappy Bird 2 might be off the table, Nguyen is still making games and according to his Twitter feed he is working on a new game that will make use of tilt controls. There’s no word about what this game is, but gamers will need to wait.

iPhone users that missed out on Flappy Bird will likely be able to find a version for their jailbroken device, but regular users will be out of luck in most cases. Android users can install games from outside of the official app store, so there will no doubt be a version floating around for a long time.





  1. Gothered (@Gothered1)

    02/08/2014 at 3:50 pm


  2. Brendan

    02/08/2014 at 6:09 pm

    Good riddance.

    From what I’ve seen, this game is only famous for being badly-designed, infuriating, and a graphical ripoff of Super Mario World. The height of the bird’s swoop is bigger than the space between the pipes, making it maddening to actually pass through. It looks like it first got attention for its aesthetics, then people actually played it, then they realized how crappy it was and quit. If you really want to play it, just find a Flash version online and don’t feed any money to this garbage.

    I’m surprised that the creator hasn’t been sued by Nintendo for blatantly ripping off SMW’s backgrounds. This is the sort of thing that Nintendo should be taking action against, rather than wasting their time shutting down Swapnote.

  3. Jonathan

    02/08/2014 at 7:33 pm

    Brendan. From what you’ve seen hey? So you haven’t even played it yourself. It’s not that difficult to pass through the gaps between the pipes. My score is 105. Don’t make comments on something you haven’t played yourself.

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