Flappy Bird "Gone Forever" as Developer Worries it was "Too Addictive"

By Adam Scott on at

The creator of mobile gaming sensation Flappy Bird has again addressed the world regarding his reasons for pulling the game, rather oddly claiming he did it because it was getting too addictive and people were playing it too much. That's, like, the whole idea of games, isn't it?

In a short interview with Forbes, coder Dong Nguyen said: "Flappy Bird was designed to play in a few minutes when you are relaxed. But it happened to become an addictive product. I think it has become a problem. To solve that problem, it’s best to take down Flappy Bird. It's gone forever."

Nguyen also denied that legal pressure from developers of similar games, or Nintendo, whose pipe aesthetic he appears to have borrowed heavily from, had any bearing on the decision, simply claiming the he couldn't sleep due to all the international fuss. Now he can. In a bed of advertising money. [Forbes via The Verge]