Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen has yanked his popular mobile app from Google Play and Apple's App Store after his game received a lot of attention in the last couple of weeks. The game was getting attention for several reasons; for what some in the media deemed its lack of quality and for allegedly borrowing elements from other games. The media was also trying to figure out why the game was so popular – it was the top free download on the App Store and Google Play last month – given its level of quality.
Apparently all of this extra attention was not wanted by the game's creator; he finally said, that he "cannot take this anymore," and pulled the game.
"It is not anything related to legal issues. I just cannot keep it anymore," he wrote on Twitter, later adding, "I also don't sell Flappy Bird, please don't ask. And I still make games."