Flappy Bird Creator Takes Game Offline

February 10, 2014 - GamePolitics Staff

Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen has yanked his popular mobile app from Google Play and Apple's App Store after his game received a lot of attention in the last couple of weeks. The game was getting attention for several reasons; for what some in the media deemed its lack of quality and for allegedly borrowing elements from other games. The media was also trying to figure out why the game was so popular - it was the top free download on the App Store and Google Play last month - given its level of quality.

Apparently all of this extra attention was not wanted by the game's creator; he finally said, that he "cannot take this anymore," and pulled the game.

"It is not anything related to legal issues. I just cannot keep it anymore," he wrote on Twitter, later adding, "I also don't sell Flappy Bird, please don't ask. And I still make games."

Source: Gamasutra


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Re: Flappy Bird Creator Takes Game Offline

well im glad i got this game that is obviously dripping in 8-bit goodness. 

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Re: Flappy Bird Creator Takes Game Offline

8-bit? I think you don't understand what 8-Bit style is. A 8-bit style uses a limited color palette, which more often than not, is the NES's color palette. The NES's color palette has 54 usable colors. Flappy bird uses way more, I would say it's more 16-bit, in the style of the SNES.

a 8-bit style doesn't refer to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8-bit_color but to 8-bit consoles, who had very limited color palettes.

I'm not trying to be mean, but, seeing someone, anyone, call something 8-bit without it actually being 8-bit, triggers a pet peeve of mine. (Which our own Andrew Eisen just posted a video of his and his sister's pet peeves, surprised it hasn't been posted up considering a lot of his stuff does up here http://youtu.be/-EY0p7LH8aE )

But yeah, when I see someone doing that, I just can't help but correct them :|

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Re: Flappy Bird Creator Takes Game Offline

8-bit has drifted in meaning these days, much like "literally." It seems it's used more to refer to "large pixels" than "limited color palette" these days.

Re: Flappy Bird Creator Takes Game Offline

As a friend pointed out to me, there is a perfectly good common term for this, it's called "Retro"

8-Bit usually refers to NES, 16-bit usually refers to SNES. Retro, covers both (and more) styles.

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