Even if you haven't been following all of the brouhaha over Flappy Bird, you've likely at least heard about the hit game which has managed to become a causal game phenomenon over the past week or two. But alas, it looks like the end is in sight for the game.
Dong Nguyen, the game's developer, mentioned on Twitter that he will be taking the game down tomorrow. Why? "It is not anything related to legal issues. I just cannot keep it anymore," Nguyen tweeted.
An earlier tweet of his from today elaborates a little more on his motive behind this, saying that while he can call Flappy Bird a success, it also "ruins his simple life" so now he hates it. Although he still doesn't go into detail over why that is, an interview with Tech Crunch revealed that he is the only person working on the game and "has no resources to do anything besides uploading the game."
Kotaku also noted that Nguyen mentioned on Twitter earlier in the week that Flappy Bird's success is giving him unwanted attention and it is "something he never wanted." As such, he's no longer doing interviews and avoiding the press.
So there you have it. If you're interested in downloading Flappy Bird, you have about 20 more hours to do so before Nguyen has it taken down for good.
Are you surprised that Flappy Bird is getting taken down?