Flappy Bird was a mobile game released in 2013. It was developed by Vietnam-based developer Nguyen Ha Dong. The game became popular and reached the top of Apple’s App Store charts in December 2013, before it was removed from the store by its creator due to its addictive nature.
Flappy Bird got banned because it was too addictive and had become a public nuisance.
Flappy Bird was developed by Nguyen Ha Dong and released on May 24, 2013. The game’s mechanics consist of a player controlling a bird with one-button control through short and simple levels, avoiding pipes that are spat at the player by pipes in the background. The game received criticism early on for being difficult to play due to its simplicity.
It quickly gained popularity and reached the top 10 on the App Store’s best-sellers list in December 2013.
The game was taken offline on February 8, 2014, by Dong, who said he removed it “on [his] own accord” due to its addictive nature.