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Flappy Bird creator says popular game will fly no more

Published on Feb 9, 2014 6:20 PM
A screenshot taken from YouTube, showing the gameplay of the hit game Flappy Bird. -- PHOTO: YOUTUBE

HANOI (Reuters) - The developer of Flappy Bird, currently the most popular free mobile game on the Apple App Store and Google's Android Play store, has announced that he is taking the game down at midnight on Sunday.

Mr Nguyen Ha Dong, a Hanoi-based game developer, announced the grounding of the addictive game in a Tweet at 7pm GMT on Saturday, in which he also apologised to Flappy Bird players.

"22 hours from now, I will take 'Flappy Bird' down," Mr Dong said, adding: "It is not anything related to legal issues."

"I cannot take this anymore," he wrote.

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