Dong Nguyen quits Twitter posting after Flappy Bird takedown

Dong Nguyen, independent Vietnamese developer, has apparently quit posting on Twitter after the Flappy Bird takedown on online app stores.

Dong Nguyen
Screenshot: Dong Nguyen (@dongatory) Twitter page
His last tweets on Sunday, February 9, were:

I am sorry 'Flappy Bird' users, 22 hours from now, I will take 'Flappy Bird' down. I cannot take this anymore.
It is not anything related to legal issues. I just cannot keep it anymore.

I also don't sell 'Flappy Bird', please don't ask.
And I still make games.

Many await Nguyen's next move after he pulled the hugely popular game from the iOS App Store and Google Play on Monday, February 10.

A report that Nguyen "committed suicide by killing himself with a gun" immediately circulated on social media after he ceased to post on Twitter. Many were in disbelief. It was later found out that the shocking report originated from Huzlers.com, a satire news website.

Also, rumor has it that the Flappy Bird creator is hiding from public eye and has gotten "elusive" from press people in Hanoi, but some fans speculated over social media that he is just enjoying the fruit of his labor somewhere private.

Dong Nguyen is said to be earning $50,000 daily from advertising revenue prior to the controversial Flappy Bird takedown.