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Old 03-23-2014, 12:47 PM
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I met Dong at GDC, and having seen the person behind all this, the incessant amount of shit everyone insists on talking about him and Flappy Bird is even more disheartening.
Okay, so we're allowed to swear on the forums now? Or is this just a thing the higher-ups can do to further separate them from the peasant lower forms of member life?

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Old 03-25-2014, 10:16 PM
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Yeah, after meeting him I can say with 100% certainty that what we're seeing is basically the iOS gaming equivalent of the running scene from Forrest Gump. He just wants to run, and everyone else wants to apply some kind of meaning to it or otherwise tag along. I'd stop too.
That's really cool to hear that. I like what Flappy Bird has done to gaming. I can't wait for it to come back.
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Old 04-06-2014, 05:37 AM
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What's the end game if this is a marketing ploy? Dude straight up didn't want Flappy Bird complicating his life. He's a vietnamese indie developer who very clearly doesn't have a brain that works in the same way that westerners do in that the sole motivation for doing anything is more money/success.
how was it complicating his life?
guess the guy must be pretty weird/strange then.

read he was making $50k a day in ad revenue + even with the app pulled those that are still playing the game on there device he's still taking in current players ad revenue money. he just cut off the expanding future money growth. now if Flappy Birds comes back he's just going to boost his ad revenue from new players, adding in the come back media hype etc.

why not turn off the ads... no ads, no money.

if he doesn't want the money he could easily do alot of good with it, helping people in need. mabe "families with mega bills because there kids have cancer" etc.

personally i hate the game, play and delete...its so basic dull and boring.
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Old 04-06-2014, 07:08 AM
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how was it complicating his life?
guess the guy must be pretty weird/strange then.

read he was making $50k a day in ad revenue + even with the app pulled those that are still playing the game on there device he's still taking in current players ad revenue money. he just cut off the expanding future money growth. now if Flappy Birds comes back he's just going to boost his ad revenue from new players, adding in the come back media hype etc.

why not turn off the ads... no ads, no money.

if he doesn't want the money he could easily do alot of good with it, helping people in need. mabe "families with mega bills because there kids have cancer" etc.

personally i hate the game, play and delete...its so basic dull and boring.
Imagine if all of sudden, you were thrust under a global spotlight. Assailed from all angles, all day, with media attention, hateful crap not just from players in emails and social media, but from articles and the developers. Imagine if all you wanted to do was just make games but suddenly you become the scapegoat for what is "wrong" with mobile gaming. A constant barrage of death threats and overwhelming attention, most of it negative

That's how it complicated his life. All the guy wanted to do was make games and suddenly he was the target of hate and attention on a worldwide scale.

At the time, it's totally understandable why he removed the game, but I guess he regrets that now if he honestly plans on bringing Flappy Bird back

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