Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Nintendo won't Suit ‘Flappy Bird’

Flappy Bird, Dong Nguyen, Flappy man, Flappy Whale, Flappy Angry Bird, Flappy Penguin

Fans of the highly addicting game ”Flappy Bird” are so disappointed with the withdrawal from Apple iTunes and Google Play stores by its creator Dong Nguyen.

A lot has speculated that it is because Nintendo maybe suing the maker of the game for copyright. However, Nintendo spokesman Yasuhiro Minagawa on Monday sent an email to The Wall Street Journal that they have not issued any complaint about the similarities of ”Flappy Bird” to their "Super Mario Bros.” particularly the green pipes.

”Flappy Bird” creator Dong Nguyen is based in Hanoi, Vietnam, his game became a hit and was number 1 in both Apple iTunes and Google Play stores.

He was also interviewed by Forbes’ Lan Anh Nguyen, he said that the game is forever gone because it is too addictive.

Here are excerpts from Dong Nguyen interview:

“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 was asked if the Verge article is true about the in-app advertising which is $50,000 a day, he said:

“I don’t know the exact figure, but I do know it’s a lot.”

Flappy Bird is obviously dead but don't be upset Flappy Bird addicts there are a lot of clones out there, like Flappy man, Flappy Whale, Flappy Angry Bird, and Flappy Penguin.

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