Flappy bird, the game which involves you tapping your screen and guiding the bird through pipes. The concept of the game seems simple, but the game soon became addictive because of its complexity.
‘Flappy bird’ was created in May 2013, however didn’t take off (excuse the pun) until the following December; when downloads of the game skyrocketed.
The decision to take ‘flappy bird’ off the IOS and Android app stores was due to the creator, Dong Nguyen, not being able to “take it anymore”. Following up his decision with the tweet:
“I am sorry ‘Flappy Bird’ users, 22 hours from now, I will take ‘Flappy Bird’ down. I cannot take this anymore.”
Despite the creator making $50,000 (just over £30,000) a day from people clicking on the adverts on the free app.
Did you download ‘flappy bird’? What were your thoughts on the game?
After ‘flappy bird’ was taken down it became apparent that people who still had the game installed on their phone saw a profit, and so began selling their phones, with the app still installed on them, on eBay. And you wouldn’t believe how much the ‘biddings’ are up to, go take a look..quite frankly I think it’s going way too far.
Let me know your thoughts below, I look forward to reading them.
- http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/10626852/Flappy-Bird-to-be-taken-down-after-ruining-creators-life.html (The Telegraph)
- http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-26117081 (The BBC)