The "Simple" Life, Death, and Legacy of "Flappy Bird"

GamerFitNation: “It happened to become an addictive product. I think it has become a problem. To solve that problem, it’s best to take down ‘Flappy Bird.’ It’s gone forever.”

Dong Nguyen, a 29-year-old indie developer, killed his most successful creation over the past weekend. Morally, he believed it was the right thing to do. I agree and just as importantly, it was also a brilliant marketing move.

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3xkrazy1588d ago

Can people not see his money making ploy? He's hyping it up now and will release it later in the future when the demand for it skyrockets. Then he'll be laughing all the way to the bank. There is no way Vietnamese people are that sensitive.

Proof: I am Vietnamese.

Indo1588d ago

That's some solid proof.

Viper71588d ago

Your proof is invalid and association fallacy at best. Besides there's really no way of knowing that you are from Vietnam, or that you know what you are talking about.

Still if it's a ploy, then it's a clever one and he has managed to pull it off really well.

Redinfamy1588d ago

I was thinking the same thing, one of the oldest marketing tricks in the book.

SilentNegotiator1588d ago (Edited 1588d ago )

So his plan was to pull the game at its height and then wait to re-release it later when the next big mobile fad is more than likely just around the corner?


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