Flappy Bird creator pulled game because it became an “addictive product”

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 11:21 GMT By Dave Cook

Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen has responded to the press for the first time since he pulled his runaway app from Apple’s marketplace. He has explained that he nuked the game after he saw how addictive it was becoming.

We covered the Flappy Bird removal yesterday, which in turn triggered a wave of death threats aimed at Nguyen and saw iPhones with the game pre-installed selling on eBay for an insane amount of money.

Now, in an interview with Forbes, Nguyen explained his decision to pull Flappy Bird. “Flappy Bird was designed to play in a few minutes when you are relaxed,” he began. “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.”

“My life has not been as comfortable as I was before,” he added. “I couldn’t sleep. I don’t think it’s a mistake. I have thought it through.”

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Via Eurogamer.