Enigmatic developer of App Store hit Flappy Bird, Dong Nguyen, has fallen out of the limelight in the days since he pulled his most famous creation from mobile marketplaces, and that's exactly why he did it. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, the 28-year-old developer explains his motives for pulling the game, as well as the effect it has had on his life.
Despite the ridiculous rumors that suffocated social media in the days following Nguyen's pulling of Flappy Bird -- which ranged from a Nintendo lawsuit to theories that Nguyen had taken his own life -- he is indeed alive and well. Nguyen explains the two main reasons he decided to take down the app: The media circus that had descended upon his "simple life," and the outcry from people who claimed the game was actually making their lives worse.
Perhaps the most surprising revelation is that Nguyen hasn't ruled out a Flappy Bird return, though if he ever decides to make it happen he'll include a warning for people who might become addicted.