Flappy Bird, the number one downloaded free app has been removed from the Apple App Store by the developer. The creator of the game, Dong Nguyen (pictured below) was clearly not a fan of the attention he was receiving from the popularity of his game.
Though the game was generating a whopping $50,000 a day in revenue from in-app ads, the money clearly wasn’t worth the hassle. Dong even pleaded to gamers via twitter “Please give me peace.” Apparently his prayers went unanswered as he removed the game from the App Store the morning of February 9th, potentially leaving millions of dollars on the table.
I’d presume someone will offer him a substantial sum for his product and it will be back on the market in no time. Sounds like a good guy with a ton of integrity and we wish him the best!