Flappy Bird Creator Says He Pulled Game Because It was 'Addictive'

Dong Nguyen, creator of the sensationally popular and excruciatingly difficult mobile game Flappy Bird, removed his game from Apple and Android marketplaces this weekend because he was distressed that people were becoming addicted to it, he told a reporter in his native Vietnam this week. » 2/11/14 10:20am 2/11/14 10:20am

The Flappy Bird Fiasco

"People prefer imperfect things," the creator of the incredibly popular, loved, hated and now-notorious Flappy Bird, Dong Nguyen, mused over Twitter last March, long before most anyone had ever heard of him or played his game. He was stating why he thought he'd be okay launching a video game that included some bugs. "They … » 2/10/14 12:00pm 2/10/14 12:00pm