For those of you that do not remember, Developer Dong Nguyen shocked users around the world when he tweeted that he was going to take down the game. "I am sorry 'Flappy Bird' users," it read. "22 hours from now, I will take 'Flappy Bird' down. I cannot take this anymore." Nguyen was pulling in $50,000 a day from advertising revenue because of the game before pulling it.
As promised, the game was removed hours later. Almost immediately, game developers rushed to fill the void with similar games such as Flappy Flyer, Flappy Wings, and others flooding the App Store.
Nguyen revealed that the took down the game because the attention became too much to handle. Paparazzi besieged his parents' house. He couldn't go anywhere without been spotted. "It is something I never want," he tweeted. "Please give me peace." A few months later, he announced the game would make a return.
Nguyen has told a CNBC reporter the game would return in August with multiplayer support. Hopefully this time it is here to stay.