The Flappy Bird game is no longer available in online app stores, but with over 50 million copies of the app downloaded, the game generates an estimated hundreds of millions to billions of advertisement impressions and tens of thousands of dollars each day. The creator of the game, Dong Nguyen, has pulled Flappy Bird off the online shelf because he claims that the game has ruined his simple life and for no other reason (see video below). I assume that it’s not the money that has ruined his “simple life,” but the fame that comes with creating someone that goes viral on the internet. Plus, internet trolls can be burdensome I’m sure.
Even though, Nguyen has taken down his app, people who have already downloaded the game can still play and the game still makes money from ad impressions.
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