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  1. ᗧ · · · ᗣ · · · ᗣ ᗣ Straight Male
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    Default Creator removes Flappy Bird despite making $50K/day


    http://www.celebritynetworth.com/art...ing-thats-guy/
    http://kotaku.com/the-flappy-bird-fiasco-1519938266


    WHY dude, why?
    Last edited by Satellite; 2014-02-11 at 09:39 AM.

  2. Default Re: Creator removes Flabby Bird despite making $50K/day


    He's probably getting death threats from angry users.

  3. Donator Straight Male
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    Default Re: Creator removes Flabby Bird despite making $50K/day


    this would be my dream job, and the guy gets too scared/annoyed, what a wuss.

  4. Orbital Bee Cannon
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    Default Re: Creator removes Flabby Bird despite making $50K/day


    My son informed me of this quite happily the other day. He seems to believe the real reason is legal issues with Nintendo (the Super Mario art ripoff mentioned in the article).

  5. ᗧ · · · ᗣ · · · ᗣ ᗣ Straight Male
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    Default Re: Creator removes Flabby Bird despite making $50K/day


    Well he did say it wasn't legal issues



    and Nintendo denied having taken any action.

  6. Default Re: Creator removes Flabby Bird despite making $50K/day


    "He's simply shutting it down because he's sick of the overwhelming attention and stress he has received from the game's popularity."
    People can be ruthless.
    I kind of understand where he's coming from.

  7. Orbital Bee Cannon
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    Default Re: Creator removes Flabby Bird despite making $50K/day


    Yeah, son doesn't believe it. He puts heavy double quotes around "it's not legal issues".
    Me, I don't know. Maybe the guy just figured he has enough $$$ now to be happy for a while, and doesn't need the hassle anymore.

  8. Default Re: Creator removes Flabby Bird despite making $50K/day


    He's probably set for life with all that money he got everyday.

    Also, the title... "Flabby Bird" getting fat making that money.

    I can expect a lot of spite came from indie devs. Imagine living on the dollar, scrounging to keep afloat, working hard making games, hoping to break out someday, then someone makes a game like Flappy Bird and gets all the money and fame.

    Or just really jealous people... or stupid people... idk.

  9. Default Re: Creator removes Flabby Bird despite making $50K/day


    Link
    He answered "It was just too addictive", it seems not likely an acceptable reason to me

    My opinion, since he's also Vietnamese.
    Spoiler

  10. Default Re: Creator removes Flabby Bird despite making $50K/day


    then they should get a clue ? i mean literally all the games that have ever went viral were games that are simple to play... Temple run, Candy Crush, Angry birds... even Draw Something. its not a surprise that Flappy bird made it big, given the history of mobile games that have went viral before.

  11. Default Re: Creator removes Flabby Bird despite making $50K/day


    When a company like Nintendo is involved and in the popularity of such a game that everyone likes, they're not going to be willing to tarnish their name in the public's eye and so they made Dong Nguyen take down the game due to legal issues but make it look like he took it down out of his own free will. Just because he said no legal issues doesn't mean he didn't receive them, he may have except this was kept super private so both parties don't lose face.

  12. I've got no strings Straight Male
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    Default Re: Creator removes Flabby Bird despite making $50K/day


    Nintendo's official repsonse:

    http://www.joystiq.com/2014/02/10/ni...t-flappy-bird/

    At least according to the article, it wasn't a legal issue. I'm not too sure how much I buy it considering how crazy their legal team is with everything. (SEE Evo 2013 and YouTube content fiasco.)

  13. Neon Atom Straight Male
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    Default Re: Creator removes Flabby Bird despite making $50K/day


    Its not like theres any shortage of "flappy" ripoffs to fill the void by this point:

    -Flappy Wings
    -Flappy Whale
    -Crappy Bird
    -Flappy Turd (yes, really)
    -Flappy Fish
    -Clumsy Bird
    -Flappy Chicken
    -Flappy Pig
    -Flappy Bee
    -Flappy Tappy
    -Flappy Chut
    -Flappy Bat
    -Flappy Flight
    -Flappy Flying
    -Flappy Tiny Bird
    -Flappy Bird "fan recreation"
    -"Flappy Osama - not Flappy Bird"
    -Jolly Fish
    -Flappy Fleas
    -Flappy Ninja
    -Flappy Football
    -Flappy Penguin
    -Flappy Zombie (drawn entirely in MS paint)
    -Jungle Birds Flappy Game
    -Happy Flappy HD
    -Flappy Unicorn
    -Flappy Cupido
    -Flappy Cat
    -Flappy Crocodile
    -Flappy Jacks
    -Flappy Tiny Bird
    -Flappy Fruits
    -Flappy Turtle
    -Flappy Nyan Cat
    -Flappy Drag Queen
    -Flappy Crappy Turd Bird
    -Flappy Craft
    -Flappy Duck (actually costs money!)
    -Flappy Paperfly

    and the list goes on, and on, and on...

  14. Default Re: Creator removes Flabby Bird despite making $50K/day


    Well him announcing the removal has caused even more people to download it.
    People can still get the game through the internet, just not in the app store anymore.
    The adds in the game still work.

    I believe only did this to make even more money.
    Which is obviously working.

  15. Default Re: Creator removes Flabby Bird despite making $50K/day


    There is no way anyone can ever predict the next mobile game going viral. The mobile gaming market is so volatile and thousands if not hundreds of thousands of devs have tried to replicate the success of Angry Birds or Flappy with no success.

    This guy was absolutely lucky, with the planets and stars aligning, to have a world phenomenon spawn from a days worth of programming using crude sprites and Mario assets with no marketing or attempt at breaking out whatsoever.

    One can be envious or jealous of that kind of success. Maybe even spiteful.

  16. Neon Atom Straight Male

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    Default Re: Creator removes Flabby Bird despite making $50K/day


    I cannot believe it's something other than these two options:

    1) Legal issues.
    2) Enormous marketing stunt, which will continue when he brings the game back up again in a week or something.

    It just absolutely doesn't make sense to shut down a game 'because people mail me'. I also read somewhere that he didn't look on internet for days/weeks because of all the hatemail/threats/whatever he got. If that's the case, he could've just left the game online and still not check all those mails.

  17. Trump minus th money
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    Default Re: Creator removes Flabby Bird despite making $50K/day


    This man has ethics. He doesn't care about the money. He doesn't want the money if it's gotten by providing a game that is so addictive and/or frustrating that it ruins people's lives. He grossly overestimated the self-control of gamers.
    With that weight on his conscience he saw fit to remove the game.

    I commend him on his morality and I wish more game devs would stand up in the name of ethics.

  18. Default Re: Creator removes Flabby Bird despite making $50K/day


    Just to add to this, Tyler actually made Flappy Doge.

  19. Default Re: Creator removes Flabby Bird despite making $50K/day


    Who?

  20. Default Re: Creator removes Flabby Bird despite making $50K/day


    The guy who manages Maple.FM, he made a mod for the game and it looks pretty awesome.

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