Flappy Bird Addiction: A Survivor's Story

By , on February 12, 2014
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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.