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Flappy Bird's creator says he's taking the game off the App Store shortly

The saga of Flappy Bird took a bizarre turn today when the game's creator, Dong Nguyen, announced via Twitter that he would be taking the game down on Sunday, February 9. Over the last few weeks the game has been getting an increasing amount of press coverage, and the game's creator has been feeling the stress of the internet's passion.

I am sorry 'Flappy Bird' users, 22 hours from now, I will take 'Flappy Bird' down. I cannot take this anymore.

- Dong Nguyen (@dongatory) February 8, 2014

It is not anything related to legal issues. I just cannot keep it anymore.

- Dong Nguyen (@dongatory) February 8, 2014

I also don't sell 'Flappy Bird', please don't ask.

- Dong Nguyen (@dongatory) February 8, 2014

And I still make games.

- Dong Nguyen (@dongatory) February 8, 2014

The news comes one day after the game received a wonderful new update that improved its frame rate along with adding new bird colors and a night time level. Still it's easy to see how the explosion of press for the small developer has been causing stress. Saturday morning at 5:15AM he tweeted the following.

I can call 'Flappy Bird' is a success of mine. But it also ruins my simple life. So now I hate it.

- Dong Nguyen (@dongatory) February 8, 2014

As a fan of the game I'll be sorry to see it go, although it should still work for those who already have it downloaded. But if you want to see what all the fuss has been about you have a very quickly closing window of opportunity. You better get to downloading.

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