Flappy Bird's Creator Has Pushed the Game Off the Branch (Updated)

By Robert Sorokanich on at

Creator of the maddening and virally popular game Flappy Bird, Dong Nguyen, has pulled the plug on the game. It seems the popularity of Flappy Bird is too much for its creator to bear, who in a series of tweets on Saturday, promised to remove it from the iOS and Google Play app stores. And I'd just gotten past the first three pipes!

His tweets read:

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

As of late Sunday afternoon, if you try searching for Flappy Bird in the iOS or Google Play app stores, it's no longer available to download. But, if you've already downloaded it prior to today's fateful final hour, don't stress as you can still experience rising blood pressure levels and play the game to your heart's content. Until you delete it out of frustration, that is.