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Flappy Bird Being Taken Down?

Yami from Twinfinite writes: "By its own developer, no less. Today, Dong Nguyen took to his Twitter to announce he’ll be taking down his hugely successful mobile game, Flappy Bird."

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Speed-Racer813d ago

Confirmed taken down. This should be posted to N4G though, but w/e.

PeaSFor813d ago (Edited 813d ago )

he blatantly cloned a 4years old game Piou Piou vs. Cactus

then he run away with his bag of money.....Flappy Bird is the ultimate mobile game ripoff
http://o.canada.com/technol...

Sy_Wolf813d ago

It's a simple enough concept that he could have never heard of the other game and still made flappy bird.

SilentNegotiator812d ago

And considering that there are dozens of similar games, older than Piou Piou, it might not be entirely fair to judge it as a clone (of Piou Piou specifically).

93d813d ago

gaming content only on N4G

mydyingparadiselost813d ago

Jeez, people get butt hurt over where these stories go....
OT- Me thinks someone is afraid of copyright claims.

windblowsagain813d ago

Who flapping cares. They are all crap games.

But as in gaming,films, music. Most things incorporate other things already used, seen.

GentlemenRUs813d ago

He's laughing all the way to the bank while users ponder to why they got heavily ripped off.

Can't wait to see some class-action suits.

Speed-Racer813d ago

How could they get ripped off if they didn't pay for the app?

GentlemenRUs813d ago

Ad revenue, Microtransactions all this jizt.

Speed-Racer813d ago

There are no microtransactions in this app. Ad revenue is a somewhat fair bargain because

1) Users had the choice to NOT play it.
2) You're essentially paying them back for their time to product the app.

Obviously the 2nd point is debatable given that he may or may not have stolen the idea, but to say "ripped off", that would be a bit of an overstatement.

SilentNegotiator812d ago

They made me view an ad before the game was taken down?

GET MAH LAWYER ON THE PHONE

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