Flappy Bird creator says game had to go because it was too addictive

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S. Prell
February 11th, 2014
Flappy Bird creator says game had to go because it was too addictive
Calling a game "addictive" is typically thought of as a compliment. Not so for Dong Nguyen, creator of recently-pulled mobile hit, Flappy Bird. Nguyen told Forbes in a recent interview that the game was too addictive, and that guilt motivated him to remove the game from the iTunes and Google Play stores.

"I think it has become a problem," Nguyen told Forbes. "To solve that problem, it's best to take down Flappy Bird. It's gone forever." Those pining for the good ol' days of birds flapping freely in the pipe-laden lands of iOS and Android may be out of luck, but Nguyen told Forbes he plans to continue developing games.

He'll also leave his previously-developed titles like Super Ball Juggling and Shuriken Block up for purchase, as he considers them "harmless."
[Image: Dong Nguyen]
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