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Flappy Bird to be grounded by its creator?

Dong Nguyen, creator of the app that's been making $50,000 a day in ad revenue (and that some have called the worst smartphone game ever), tweets that he's pulling the game.

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Buh-bye, Flappy Bird?

Dong Nguyen, creator of the app that's been making $50,000 a day in ad revenue (and that some have called the worst smartphone game ever), tweeted Saturday that he'll be pulling the game Sunday. Apparently, all the attention it's been getting has been too much:

Nguyen had tweeted earlier that he needed some peace:

Nguyen said Saturday that legal issues weren't behind the decision. Some people have pointed out similarities between Flappy Bird and earlier games.

He also said he won't be selling the game himself but that he still makes games: