Flappy Bird: “We Will Miss You”

Flappy Bird: “We Will Miss You”
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Flappy Bird, the popular game on Play Store and Apple’s App Store is no more. The game saw many ups and downs during its journey, and recently the game earned the status of surprise hit. Not even the developer could have thought that the game would be such a hit, and once it came into the limelight, it became the top free game in no time.

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Flappy Bird generates $50,000 a day in ad-revenue

Flappy Bird doesn’t have any in-app purchases – the game generated its revenue through ads. The game generated a whopping $50,000 revenue in ads per day, and in fact it seems strange that a game generating such a profit per day would call it “game over.”

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Game lovers were shocked to learn that their favorite game will be coming to an end when Flappy Bird developer Dong Nguyen announced that he intends to pull his game from both the Google Play store and App Store. He however gave a time limit of 22 hours, after which he will take the game down.

Fast forward now and the game has been removed from both the app stores. The game is not visible in the top free charts, nor even searching for “Flappy Birds” yields any results. This means that the game is no longer available to be downloaded and installed. If you’ve already installed the game, then you’re in luck and you can continue to play the game (just remember not to uninstall it, or else you won’t be able to install it). We suspect that the game developer will continue earning from the existing installs through ads.

The developer’s tweet about the game’s end has received more than 140,000 retweets, and was favorited 43,000 times. The app fans were definitely not happy to learn that their favorite pastime will be no more after a few hours.

He clearly mentions that he’s doing this not because of any legal issues, nor does he wants to sell the game. The developer also says that he’ll still continue to make games. Like other fans of the game, we also eagerly await the developer’s next game.

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