Yesterday, Dong Nguyen, creator of the bewildering smash hit Flappy Bird, announced via Twitter that he would be taking Flappy Bird down a day later.
I am sorry 'Flappy Bird' users, 22 hours from now, I will take 'Flappy Bird' down. I cannot take this anymore.
— Dong Nguyen (@dongatory) February 8, 2014
The tweet has, of course, fueled endless speculation over the past 24 hours - after all, why would the creator of a game that's apparently racking up $50,000 per day in ad revenue suddenly pull the plug? While we may never (and likely don't need to) know the true answer, one fact is evident - Flappy Bird has been taken offline.
It's important to note that those who have already installed Flappy Bird can continue to infuriate (and perhaps, for a fleeting moment, gratify) themselves with the hopelessly beak-heavy pixel bird, but those who haven't already installed the game will be left out (unless they want to take a chance with the myriad knock-offs on the Play Store). If on the other hand you hate Flappy Bird, you can take out your frustration with the web-based Squishy Bird.
The game's creator has given no evidence that the game will ever return, but does reassure Twitter followers "...I still make games."
Source: Google Play Store