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Flappy Bird Addiction: A Survivor's Story

By James Gilmour, on February 12, 2014
Last modified 2 months ago

When Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen was asked why he pulled his viral hit Flappy Bird from the App Store, he didn't give the answer we were all expecting.

Rather than cite the stream of hateful Twitter comments or concern over cloning allegations, the Vietnamese developer gave a simple reason: addiction.

"[Flappy Bird] happened to become an addictive product," Nguyen explained in an interview with Forbes. "I think it has become a problem. To solve that problem, it's best to take down Flappy Bird."

Though some have questioned the sincerity of this explanation, we have uncovered evidence that Flappy Bird addiction is not only real, but is destroying lives.

The video above tells the story of one man's battle with the demon of Flappy Bird addiction.

If you know someone whose life has been affected by this problem, please share this message of hope.


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makedonii 2 months ago

"i will allways be a flapper" hahahaha best line ever! :D awesome video james! ;) great job! ;D

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VideoJames 2 months ago

Thanks everyone! We're trying out some new stuff with AppSpy, including some new video formats (like this one, and the Dungeon Keeper vid). More to come...

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SumoSplash 2 months ago

Brilliant.

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Namecopyed 2 months ago

Flipping awesome. Appspy ftw (: nice job James, I liked the sarcastic take on a
Topic that's been covered on so mant ios sites. Still it's unusual to find any controversy in the market, so it becomes apparent why everyone wants a piece of it. Again, great presentation.

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Namecopyed 2 months ago

:p so many grammar errors

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Djrella659 2 months ago

I believe the proper expression in this case would be "Flapping awesome". :p

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stooney 2 months ago

James, I love you !!!
In a totally straight, bro-kind of way!

Why aren't you reviewing any games right now and when will you be back?