Monday, February 10, 2014

Flappy Bird :The mysterious takedown of the Flappy Bird app Read

Video games developer Nguyen Ha Dong.
Video games developer Nguyen Ha Dong.
It was created in two or three days by an independent game developer, then quietly released in May last year. Now, the free Flappy Bird mobile app has been taken down after accusations it gamed app store rankings to become an overnight sensation and copied graphics from another game.
It all appeared to come to a head at the weekend, when the app creator, Nguyen Ha Dong, announced the grounding of the addictive game in a series of tweets on Saturday. He also apologised to Flappy Bird players.
Its chart success defies logic, it has captivated the world with its gameplay, and Dong is becoming an inspiring legend to indie app developers around the world 
Earlier, Dong called Flappy Bird a success of his but said it had ruined his "simple" life.
A screenshot from Flappy Bird.
A screenshot from Flappy Bird.
"So now I hate it," he wrote.

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