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Submitted by idsanty 316d ago | news

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." (Flappy Bird, Gaming)

Speed-Racer  +   316d ago
Confirmed taken down. This should be posted to N4G though, but w/e.
PeaSFor  +   316d 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
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Sy_Wolf  +   316d ago
It's a simple enough concept that he could have never heard of the other game and still made flappy bird.
SilentNegotiator  +   316d 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).
93d  +   316d ago
gaming content only on N4G
mydyingparadiselost  +   316d ago
Jeez, people get butt hurt over where these stories go....
OT- Me thinks someone is afraid of copyright claims.
windblowsagain  +   316d ago
Who flapping cares. They are all crap games.

But as in gaming,films, music. Most things incorporate other things already used, seen.
GentlemenRUs  +   316d 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-Racer  +   316d ago
How could they get ripped off if they didn't pay for the app?
GentlemenRUs  +   316d ago
Ad revenue, Microtransactions all this jizt.
Speed-Racer  +   316d 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.
SilentNegotiator  +   316d ago
They made me view an ad before the game was taken down?

GET MAH LAWYER ON THE PHONE
Settler  +   316d ago
Not a issue, already a clone of it out there i.e. Flappy Wings.
TechImperia  +   316d ago
it's a publicity stunt, developer plans to get more people to install this game so he can earn more, Though it's just an opinion but I doubt he will remove it today.

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