No More Flappy Bird

No More Flappy Bird

Marissa Palladini still has her flappy bird game!

Natalie Downie, Writer

Millions of flappy bird users are devastated that their favorite game is gone forever.

Flappy bird is a free app that could be played on a touch screen device. The concept of the game is simple, but when actually playing it is quite challenging. Beating their high score became an addiction for most users.

On February 8th, Dong Nguyen, creator of flappy bird, announced on twitter, “I am sorry ‘Flappy Bird’ users, 22 hours from now, I will take ‘Flappy Bird’ down. I cannot take this anymore.” His tweet caused quite a reaction from users.

Ngyuen’s reason for killing the game is that it was ‘too addictive’. The successfulness of the game and addictive nature made him feel extremely guilty to the point where he could not sleep at night.

Luckily, for users who already had the game downloaded before it was deleted, the game will still be able to be played on their devices. Many of these people are selling their device with the game downloaded on it on eBay for thousands of dollars. The game was such a hit that people are willing to spend an immense amount of money on it.

“I can’t believe people are buying phones just because the game is downloaded on it, but I’m honestly considering selling mine if it will make that much money!” Said FHS student Jake Downie.

“I play flappy bird all the time and Dong Nguyen is right… It is definitely addictive, but I don’t think that is a reason to get rid of it” FHS student Julia Donovan commented.

Students at FHS loved the game and it was always a competition for who had the highest score. Maybe now they will be able to focus more on school work than the addictive game!