Flappy Bird developer taking game down from app stores

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The creator of the popular mobile game Flappy Bird tweeted Saturday that he would be taking the game down from app stores.

Dong Nguyen, the Vietnam-based app developer, had previously tweeted that the success of the app was making him unsettled and the notoriety was something he was never interested in.

The app has been downloaded 50 million times since it launched for iOS in September and Android in January,according to the video game website Polygon.

And, in an interview with The Verve, Nguyen said the app was earning an average of $50,000 a day from in-app ads.

So it was a shock to fans and media when he announced his decision to pull the game on Twitter.

“I can call ‘Flappy Bird’ is a success of mine. But it also ruins my simple life. So now I hate it,” he tweeted.

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