Delivering a successful game is every game developer's dream, Tremendous hype, excellent coverage, lots of downloads and a handsome revenue is something most game developers crave out of their releases. However, Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen chose to strangely cut the success short. After its little mobile game rose to sudden success, Nguyen decided to pull the game from app stores saying it was affecting his simple life.
In an interview with Forbes, Nguyen also revealed that one of the reasons behind his decision was that the game got too addictive.
"Flappy Bird was designed to play in a few minutes when you are relaxed,” said Dong Nguyen. "But it happened to become an addictive product. I think it has become a problem. To solve that problem, it’s best to take down Flappy Bird. It’s gone forever.”
Despite earning $50,000 a day, Nguyen says, "my life has not been as comfortable as I was before", and that "I couldn't sleep."
After removing the game, Nguyen said he feels relieved, and has been spending the past few days Internet-free.
“I don’t think it’s a mistake,” he says. “I have thought it through.”
This isn't the last of Nguyen. He says he will continue to develop games as he feels more confident after Flappy Bird's success.
“After the success of Flappy Bird, I feel more confident, and I have freedom to do what I want to do.”