Sunday, February 9, 2014

Flappy Bird Going Down? Game Developer Tweets!

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Well, that screenshot above is definitely "photoshopped" because no sane person has even reached a Guiness World Record for the latest fad since Angry Birds. I haven't even made a respectable score in the latest mobile gaming fad known as Flappy Bird when I've read of news that the Vietnamese creator is bringing the patience-and-sanity-required game down soon.

Developer Dong Nguyen announced the decision on Twitter just a few hours ago:
“I am sorry Flappy Bird users, 22 hours from now, I will take Flappy Bird down. I cannot take this anymore. 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. And I still make games.”
My guess, with the amount of online flack and hate the developer has been getting because of how difficult the game is (Only one life? Damn!), he probably grew a conscience and getting ready to make a different or revised version he will be calling a different name soon. Or is Nintendo suing him for the blatant rip-off from their games?

Who knows what's really happening when it was reported he's been getting around $50,000 per day from the game. But many have criticized that the game design and ideas were taken from several other games. The idea is apparently lifted from a thousand other similar games that existed before it. The art and sound effects are taken almost directly from Super Mario Bros, while the bird design and tap mechanics are from 2011′s Piou Piou.

The reason why the game became so popular was because of its extreme difficulty, and when celebrities begin playing the said game and posting their results in Twitter. Celebrities like Anne Curtis and Vice Ganda were among those that tweeted their scores of the game.

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