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Flappy Bird Creator to Pull Game from Stores

Flappy Bird
.GEARS Studios

Dong Nguyen, creator of the hit mobile game, Flappy Bird, has announced that he will be pulling the title from stores on Feb. 9.

Nguyen, the only member of his development company, .GEARS Studios, made the announcement on Twitter. This news comes just a few weeks after the game’s release and boom in popularity.

According to an email interview with TechCrunch, Nguyen said, “I don’t know how my games can be so popular. Most of my players are kids in schools. I would like to thanks them for playing my game and sharing it to other people.”

The popularity of Flappy Bird was unexpected on his end, but it seems now that Nguyen can’t hang onto it. He further explained himself on Twitter and reassured the public that it’s not because of legal issues.

At the same time, he’s not going to sell the intellectual property to anyone else, but will still continue to make games. Only time will tell what fate awaits Flappy Bird and its legions of frustrated fans, but we’ll keep you updated on this story as more information is made available.

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