Over the past week we have seen the gamut of news regarding the popular Flappy Bird game, which has gone viral on both Android and iOS. We heard it was coming to Windows Phone and we even saw an imitation version appear.
Well, it seems that, not only will customers of Microsoft’s mobile platform not be getting the app, folks on both Android and iOS may be losing it. The developer, it seems, has had enough.
In a tweet today, Dong Nguyen unceremoniously announces “I am sorry ‘Flappy Bird’ users, 22 hours from now, I will take ‘Flappy Bird’ down. I cannot take this anymore”. Apparently the frustration and complaints from addicted gamers has become too much.
This, of course, could be momentary frustration that will pass, but for the time being it seems serious, and no retraction has yet been posted. Those on Google and Apple platforms can still grab the game for now, and it will continue to work after the takedown, but folks with Windows Phone are out of luck, as things currently stand.
The good news is, as of now, there’s an alternative called JollyFish available for $1.49 on the Windows 8 platform, which customers can grab from the link below. If you’re curious, you can check out this video to see how it works.