Flappy Bird was the surprise hit of 2014, blowing up like no one could imagine. It was a simple game, and very fun too. But reactions turned negative as frustrations over its difficulty grew. This ended up with the developer getting a lot of bad press and hate over absolutely nothing.
See, Flappy Bird did exactly what it was designed to do. It was designed to be simple but challenging, and it did exactly that. It had no in-app purchases, an unintrusive ad, no price, and no serious bugs that could prevent you from playing. It excelled at what it was designed for, yet people didn’t get it. It was made to be difficult, like the games of my childhood often were, yet people gave the game flak and even poor reviews for it.
Unfortunately, this ended up getting to the developer far too much, and he decided to take the game off the Play Store and iOS App Store. I understand the guy, as bad press and hate can really mess with your daily life. It’s a shame really, as people took the hate way too far. But there’s nothing we can do about it but remember Flappy Bird fondly.
Oh, and try not to download Flappy Bird clones on the Play Store. A lot of them are filled with in app purchases and other crap.