Is 'Flappy Bird' really being taken down? The game's developer says yes

It's an easy play on words, but it looks like the popular (and frustrating) 'Flappy Birds' mobile game is getting its wings clipped.

Multiple reports circulating online said the developer of the game anticipated to pull the game from app stores Sunday.

As of 12:45 p.m. (Arizona time) it appears the game was pulled from the Apple and Android app stores. Searches for the popular game pulled up failed results.

In a Saturday Twitter posting, Dong Nguyen, the game's developer, said, "I am sorry 'Flappy Bird' users, 22 hours from now, I will take 'Flappy Bird' down. I cannot take this anymore."

He also said his decision to take down the game has nothing to do with legal issues, but he would continue to develop other games.

According to a Reuters report on Yahoo.com , during an interview the developer said the game was bringing in nearly $50,000 a day in advertising.

In the game, users have to try and navigate a bird between a series of tubes that are similar to the ones seen in the also popular Nintendo Mario Bros. games.

Several reviews of the game in the Apple app store rated it '5 stars' and described it as fun, addictive, and frustrating.

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