The creator of the popular Flappy Bird has further explained why he decided to pull the game from online stores.
Dong Nguyen announced on Saturday that within 22 hours the game, which sees players navigate a bird through a maze, would be pulled from the App Store and iTunes as he “cannot take this anymore”.
He was referring to the attention the title has received both from fans and from the press. He also later said that whilst the game was a success, the attention had ruined his life and he now hated the game.
Now, he has further explained his reasoning for removing the game in an interview with Forbes, saying that the game had become too addictive for people and will not be coming back ever
He said: “Flappy Bird was designed to play in a few minutes when you are relaxed. But it happened to become an addictive product. I think it has become a problem. To solve that problem, it’s best to take down Flappy Bird. It’s gone forever.”
He also said that he “couldn’t sleep” and believes that he is not making a mistake.
The game has officially now been removed from stores causing fan outrage with some threatening to kill Doug or themselves unless the game is restored.