Flappy Birds Creator Wants to Save Us From Ourselves (and his addictive game)

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  1. dgstorm

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    The latest reasoning put forth by Flappy Birds creator, Dong Nguyen, for the quick pull down of his popular app is fascinating to say the least. Apparently, he felt the need to save users from their own compulsive behavior. In other words, he thought the game was too addictive. Here's a quote with more of the details,

    Supposedly, the app's creator is now much happier and sleeps better. He said he looks forward to creating new games in the future. Now that he has been "touched" by the specter of fame, isn't it possible that any new game he creates will have the possibility to spiral out of control again? Share your thoughts...

    Source: AndroidAuthority
     
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    It's been pulled from Playstore and it still won't die. : )
     
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    This guy acts like he helped create a used atomic bomb. What a joke.
     
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    -A man is entitled to his personal beliefs.

    -He is also entitled to determine whether he wishes to share the product of his hard work or not.
     
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    and yet it won't stop, someone will release a clone, then another, then another... he won't be able to stop it...

    and it doesn't sound like he wants to be in the limelight so I doubt he'll sue anyone.
     
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    In his defense there have been multiple acts of violence over this game, most recently a teen stabbing his brother 17 times to death (the number of the victim's high score). It's ridiculous to get violent over a game, but many people today don't have a good head on their shoulders.

    As zomnomnombie said, he's entitled to his beliefs and as the creator of the game he has the right to do what he wants with it. If he feels this makes life more simple for him and keeps people sane, then so be it.

    It doesn't stop "clones" of the game from being made, but if it helps him sleep better at night then that's all it should be about.
     
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    Wonder if there was an truth to him being afraid of Nintendo coming after him for using some SMB sprites.
     
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    I never knew about it until he took it down already.... so I had to see what it was about. So I downloaded it from the Pirate Bay. I love and Hate that little game. My best score is 40.
     
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    You - and millions of others, I suspect. When he "announced" that he would take it down, before he actually did, it created huge publicity - and hundreds of thousands of downloads.
     
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    I mean I could really care less but, this is extremely dramatic.

    This game did not create violence or will any other IMO.
     
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    This didn't create violence but if I heard something like that I know I would be upset. I would probably not take it down but I would definitely have to step away for a while.