Dong announced that he would be clipping Flappy Bird’s wings 22 hours before doing so. In a Tweet, he said that he “cannot take this anymore.” According to two of Dong’s friends, the developer took the game down after Nintendo (NTDOY) sent him a warning letter. However, Nintendo said it didn’t plan to take legal action toward him and Dong said the removal wasn’t for legal reasons, reports The Chicago Tribune.
A Tweet from Dong on Saturday states that Flappy Bird “ruins my simple life. So now I hate it.”
Flappy Bird was downloaded over 50 million times on the Google Play Store. Dong has stated that he doesn’t have any plans to sell the game, The Tribune notes.