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The floating, fragile indie bubble

Days after Braid hit Xbox Live Arcade in 2008, we posted a story titled "Why should we care about Braid?" We liked the game and felt the need to explain: It was a simple platformer made by a handful of people, it was pretty and it had solid controls. This wasn't a review of Braid. It was a defense...

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Flappy Jam launches in support of Flappy Bird dev, Fall Out Boy joins the party

Flappy Bird may have flown the coop, but indie developers are banding together in support of the dangerously addictive app with Flappy Jam, an open-invitation challenge to design difficult, avian-themed games in the vein of Flappy Bird. One popular entry emerging from the event is Terry...

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Flappy Bird creator says game had to go because it was too addictive

Calling a game "addictive" is typically thought of as a compliment. Not so for Dong Nguyen, creator of recently-pulled mobile hit, Flappy Bird. Nguyen told Forbes in a recent interview that the game was too addictive, and that guilt motivated him to remove the game from the iTunes and Google Play...

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Nintendo denies objections to de-listed iOS hit Flappy Bird

Though allegations that Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen copied art assets from Nintendo have run rampant since its debut, the Japanese gaming giant claims to have had no role in this weekend's removal of the smash-hit iOS game. "While we usually do not comment on the rumors and speculations, we...

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Flappy Bird creator to pull game from stores

Dong Nguyen, creator of Flappy Bird, has tweeted plans to "take Flappy Bird down" 22 hours from the tweet's publishing date, which was 2:02 p.m. EST. "It's not anything related to legal issues," Nguyen clarified. "I just cannot keep it anymore." Nguyen did not offer an exact reason for his...

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Take out your Flappy Bird frustration with Squishy Bird

Flappy Bird, the came-out-of-nowhere flyaway hit on Android and iOS, has you guiding a little bird through a gauntlet of horrible pipes. If it's driving you up the wall, you might prefer Squishy Bird, a free-to-play online game where you control the pipes instead, and attempt to squash as many of...

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