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Twitter land is in a frenzy after the hit iOS game Flappy Bird was pulled by its developer for being ‘too addictive’.

The highly frustrating game, which sees Flappy Bird navigate through Mario-style pipes without hitting them and dying, caused the biggest stir in the mobile gaming world since Candy Crush came on the scene.

Developer Dong Nguyen dramatically announced on twitter that Flappy Bird was getting the axe on Saturday, despite earning profits of a reported $50,000 per DAY.

True to his world, the app disappeared from iTunes and Google Play over the weekend, leaving Flappy Bird enthusiasts distraught.

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According to Dong, he did this for users’ own good.

‘Flappy Bird was designed to play in a few minutes when you are relaxed,’ Nguyen said.

‘But it happened to become an addictive product. I think it has become a problem. To solve that problem, it’s best to take down Flappy Bird. It’s gone forever.’

RIP, Flappy Bird.

Thankfully, Candy Crush is still available!

By Lauren Hughes