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Flappy Birds Creator Dong Nyugen Dies by murphysmallz(m): 10:08pm On Feb 10
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The Rise and Fall of Flappy
Bird
How an amateur-ish iPhone game soared
to such heights, and why it had to die.
The world’s most downloaded game can be
downloaded no more. This past weekend, 29-
year-old Vietnamese game designer Dong
Nguyen removed Flappy Bird from app stores,
tweeting, “I cannot take this anymore.” The 50
million people who had already downloaded the
improbable smash hit can still play it on their
phones. The rest of the world’s billions will never
know the exquisite frustration of fatally bonking
the titular avian’s pixelated yellow head on a
pixelated green pipe.
The game’s spectacular ascent and abrupt demise
have left questions floating like feathers in their
wake. Who is Dong Nguyen? What, exactly, was it
that he could no longer take? And, most puzzlingly
of all, what made his distinctly amateurish game so
wildly popular in the first place?
Obscure when it launched last May, the game
soared to ubiquity over the winter for reasons that
remain opaque. By the first week of February, it
had achieved heights previously touched only by
major franchises like Candy Crush and Angry
Birds. Not only was Flappy Bird by far the No. 1
free app on both the iPhone and Android app
stores, but blatant rip-offs like Flappy Plane, Fly
Birdie, and Ironpants bestrewed the top 50.
Nguyen, the game’s creator, says he coded it over
the course of a few nights after coming home from
work. By last week, he told The Verge he was
raking in $50,000 a day

Source: http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/gaming/2014/02/flappy_bird_online_game_why_dong_nguyen_had_to_kill_his_perfect_creation.html

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Re: Flappy Birds Creator Dong Nyugen Dies by Defaramade(m): 10:36pm On Feb 10
Die koo resurrect ni, Mtcheew.
Re: Flappy Birds Creator Dong Nyugen Dies by I.cud.kill: 5:22am On Feb 11
plss change dat ur title b4 i insult sumone

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