Dong Nguyen took Flappy Bird off the market and left a lot of cellphone and tablet gamers very angry & confused. It turns out that it was enough to get someone very busy, and start a White House petition that didn’t last very long.
The Flappy Bird gamer started the White House petition this past Thursday, requesting that President Obama’s administration bring the game back. The petition only acquired several signaturse before it was quickly ended for violating participation terms.
Nguyen was reportedly making $50,000 a day from ‘Flappy Bird’, a game that requires the user to fly a small bird through the air, avoiding hitting all barriers on the screen in order to keep the game from ending. Nothing new, and quite simple. For whatever reason, it become incredibly addictive, difficult and frustrating, making it an even bigger item.
Why did Nguyen pull the plug on the game, which can no longer be downloaded, having people purchase cell phones from those who installed the game in time for incredible prices?
I am sorry Flappy Bird users, 22 hours from now, I will take Flappy Bird down. I cannot take this anymore.
The game was downloaded over 50 million times since January. The Flappy Bird gamer who started the White House petition, known only as D.S. asked the Obama administration to “save the millions who have lost their game or have yet to start playing,” by bringing Flappy Bird back. The petition needed to gather 100,000 signatures by March 15, and as of Thursday, it had only 11. On Saturday it was pulled.
Via: Laura Clark
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