Do you know why the hit smartphone game Flappy Bird was pulled down from iTunes and Google Play?
It is indeed gone on app stores while no computer version for windows or mac is available.
Yesterday, Dong Nguyen, the creator of the game announced that he will take down the game from all app store in less than a day.
Today, the independent game maker from Vietnam indeed is true to his words as we have seen that Flappy Bird was gone on iTunes and Google Play.
This is really a puzzle especially after Dong Nguyen just recently announced that he is earning $50K per day from that game alone.
So what is really the reason why did Flappy Bird was removed?
Here’s the Anyare.com especulation:
Anyare.com guess that the world’s largest video game company, Nintendo, and Dong Nguyen had an internal agreement in pulling the game down.
It can be recalled that the experts are talking about the possible lawsuit to be filed by Nintendo against Vietnamese game maker on allegations that the Flappy Bird steals the art of Nintendo’s Super Mario.
Here’s what Anyare.com thinks what happens – Nintendo ask Nguyen to kill the game immediately or he will face a multi-million lawsuit. But this blog guess that Nintendo let Nguyen to keep all the earnings that the FB got.
Meanwhile, Nguyen on his twitter post had denied that any legal issue as the reason on the game’s pull-out.
What do you think?