Flappy Bird is flapping its wings no more. The popular game for mobile devices was removed from online stores on Sunday by its Vietnamese creator, who said its fame "ruins my simple life".
Dong Nguyen, who created the game in just two to three days, was making as much as $50,000 a day from the game's advertising revenue.
In several Twitter posts, he said the game's removal was not due to legal issues and that he may make a sequel.
Mr Nguyen, who describes himself as a "passionate indie game maker", also said on the micro-blogging site that he will not sell Flappy Bird but that he will still make games.
Flappy Bird has been downloaded more than 50 million times, making it this year's most popular mobile game so far.
Flappy Bird 游戏目前已经被下载超过5000万次，成为今年目前为止最受欢迎的手机游戏。
Launched in May 2013, the game was free to download and required players to tap the screen to keep the bird in flight.
Despite its simple graphics, Flappy Bird was a notoriously difficult game since many users could only keep the bird in the air for a few seconds before it hits an obstacle and falls.
虽然图像画面简单，但Flappy Bird 游戏其实难度极高。许多玩家都只能让小鸟飞不到一会儿就撞到障碍物掉下去了。
After Mr Nguyen took the game down, many fans turned to social media to petition for its return.
The game is no longer available through online stores, but it still works on phones that had previously downloaded it.
However, some fans expressed their relief that the game was gone.
One user describes Flappy Bird as "an addictive game that everyone hates to love" while another said, "I think it's for the best, and for the best of all the cracked phones out there."