Game Over for Flappy Bird
Flappy Bird, the free game for iOS that was made in three days, uses stolen Nintendo art assets and is making its owner $50,000 per day, is going to be gone from the App Store very soon. The ‘creator’ of the game, Dong Nguyen tweeted this after at 2pm eastern time: “I am sorry ‘Flappy Bird’ users, 22 hours from now, I will take ‘Flappy Bird’ down. I cannot take this anymore.”
It was probably only a matter of time before Nintendo sued Nguyen so he’s probably getting out now before that happens. Ultimately though, while there were many good reasons to dislike Flappy Bird, at the very least it will save many more iPhones from the fate of the iPhone below.