Shortly after reporting a staggering amount of profit ($50,000 in daily ad revenue) earned via his popular free runner Flappy Bird, indie developer Dong Nguyen announced on his Twitter page earlier today that he’ll be pulling the game from iTunes and Google Play, tomorrow afternoon.
Based on Nguyen’s tweets, it seems the sudden surge in the game's popularity over the past few weeks, coupled with the flood of scrutiny (that is by no means an exaggeration) that came with it, was too stressful for him to handle, so much so in fact he now hates poor little Flappy.
He went on to say he will not be selling off the IP rights and offered the confirmation that he is not taking the game down due to legal reasons (IE Nintendo isn’t coming for him). Not to mention he’s going to continue to make games but for the time being, Nguyen would prefer to be left alone.
Perhaps at the very least, he can take solace in the fact he can use the major Flappy payday to help fund his next project, among many other things.