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$50,000/day Income Ruined My Life While Others are Enjoying

The creator of Flappy Bird game Dong Nguyen residence of the Vietnam recently in a tweet announced that he is going to take the game down from the Google Play store and Apple store. This game is downloaded by 50 Million users so far and it is reported that it has generated $50,000/day in ad revenue. So how a $50,000/day business can ruin someones life? This is a mystery and will be reveled with the passage of time.

Tweets from Dong Nguyen

Don Nguyen Tweets

Flappy Bird was released in 2003 and in just a few years it become one of the top games on Apple and Play store games chart. On youtube channel there are 22 Million subscribers for the game.

Now that the game is officially taken down from all the stores here are the latest trends spotted on the Internet.

1# The game users have started campaigns to save the game by tweeting with the tags #SaveFlappyBird and #RIPFlappyBird.

2# Users are offering there cell phones with Flappy Bird installed for sale on higher prices.

Flappy Bird for Sale

3# Internet Marketers have started using the name “Flappy Bird” in advertising campaigns to get attention of the users and divert them to similar offers.

4# Several domains with similar names have been registered by the companies and individuals.

Although the game Flappy Bird ruined the life of its creator but others are chasing in from it through different ways. Whatever this was a publicity stunt, deliberate attempt to create hype or actually ruined the life of its creator, but it allowed others to make money from it.

Is this justified?

{ 6 comments… add one }
  • Sandeep Singh

    February 11, 2014, 2:03 am

    I think this is publicity stunt. After removing this game now people are downloading it through third part application. Game is popular 🙂

    • Bilal Ahmad

      February 11, 2014, 10:44 am

      Sandeep@ Weather it was done intentionally or unintentionally but it went in the favor of the developer. Just one tweet has done it.

  • Itender Rawat

    February 10, 2014, 6:12 pm

    Wow!! what an information. How could anyone can ignore $50k per day.
    Its unbelievable 😀

    • Bilal Ahmad

      February 11, 2014, 10:46 am

      Itender@ You are right. It is a huge loss though but let see where it goes in future.

  • Anchit Shethia

    February 10, 2014, 5:22 pm

    Not only that, people have started selling their iPhones installed with Flappy Bird app on eBay for a whooping $100,000!!!
    He is one of the few developers to see such over night success.

    • Bilal Ahmad

      February 11, 2014, 10:47 am

      Anchit@ $100,000… That is Interesting. It shows the worth of the game but frankly speaking I was not aware of the game before and neither I have played it yet.


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