(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – One of the most popular free gaming apps, Flappy Bird, has officially been removed from the App Store and Google Play.
Flappy Bird, created by Vietnamese developer Nguyen Ha Dong, lets players navigate a 2D bird through an obstacle of metal pipes.
It seems as if the sudden success of the game took a toll on Dong because on February 8th he released a message to fans stating that he would take the game down.
“I am sorry ‘Flappy Bird’ users, 22 hours from now, I will take ‘Flappy Bird’ down. I cannot take this anymore,” wrote Dong on his Twitter page.
Additionally, he stated that his decision had nothing to do with legal issues and that he would not sell the app.
“It is not anything related to legal issues. I just cannot keep it anymore. I also don’t sell ‘Flappy Bird’, please don’t ask.”
According to FoxNews, the game was downloaded more than 50 million times just on the App Store and was reportedly making $50,000 a day on advertising revenue.
Flappy Bird was removed on February 9th, but users who had previously downloaded the game are still able to play.