Flappy Bird creator pulling game from the App Store

I don’t like the idea that something that has quickly become a trans-cultural phenomenon can be “pulled” because one guy got cold feet.

Phil Fish cancelling Fez II while in development is one thing, but actively removing your game from circulation achieves nothing other than saying “thanks for the money, fuck you” to people who legitimately want to support your lousy endeavour in the first place.

This Flappy Bird guy needs to grow up and realise that once something this big is out in the public, it belongs to our culture and is no longer yours to do what you want with. This is also the reason I hate major content updates that fundamentally change games.

Anyway. At least this time it wasn’t a game I thought was any good.

You can read the full story at Touch Arcade.



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