Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen to take game down; Obama banning Flappy Bird in the US?

Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen posted on Twitter that he's taking the game down, presumably from the iTunes App Store and Google Play.

"I am sorry 'Flappy Bird' users, 22 hours from now, I will take 'Flappy Bird' down. I cannot take this anymore," he posted on the social networking site on Sunday, February 9.

Nguyen's tweet announcing that he will remove the game online got over 82,000 retweets and was favorited more than 23,000 times as of this posting.

According to estimates, the independent Vietnamese app developer earns about $50,000 a day in advertising revenue, which makes it very hard to conclude that his decision to pull Flappy Bird out has something to do with money.

There were speculations that the notorious game is at risk due to legal matters. Gossip sites even dragged the White House to the issue alleging that President Barack Obama is banning Flappy Bird in the US as it has become "time consuming" for Americans and "totally addictive and annoying."

Nguyen, however, claimed that "It is not anything related to legal issues. I just cannot keep it anymore."

He created Flappy Bird in mid-2013, but it was only in early 2014 that the app gained popularity among iOS and Android users around the world. The game received rave reviews for being simple yet challenging and, best of all, free to download and play.

Unfortunately, Nguyen seems no longer happy with what's going on as users, he said, are "abusing the app."

"I can call 'Flappy Bird' is a success of mine. But it also ruins my simple life. So now I hate it," he tweeted.

Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen tweets