The Game That Keeps On Giving: Flappy Bird Petition Makes Its Way to the White House

// February 12, 2021
Flappy Bird game screenshot

The game Flappy Bird may be gone from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store, but the game still remains on the hearts and minds of consumers. Flappy Bird developer Dong Nguyen removed the game from the respective app stores because he believed the game was too addictive.

It seems that Nguyen’s reason for removing the game, unfortunately, was spot-on. A new Flappy Bird petition recently surfaced at the White House on Friday, requesting that President Obama bring back the highly addictive game. Here are some words from the Flappy Bird petition:

 Flappy Bird, also known as the devil’s game and apocalypse, suffered an untimely death. The game has been described as causing suicidal thoughts and has caused the destruction of millions of mobile devices. People have lost their wives, children, homes, and jobs.

So why bring back Flappy Bird you ask?

Because it is an addiction like no other. I am fortunate enough to still be playing Satan’s game. Every time I lose my eyes burn like a thousand suns but I’m happy that I can feel such tremendous emotion.

I want everyone to be able to experience such emotional magnitude.

Bring the power back to the people. Let them choose whether they want to spend every waking moment trying to get through those tubes of horror with this mangled and deformed bird.

No copycat can match this game.

At the time the Flappy Bird petition was submitted to the White House, the leader (known only as D.S.) was the only person who had signed it. Since then, the Flappy Bird petition has been removed from the White House petition site due to the fact that “it is in violation of our Terms of Participation,” the White House wrote.

It’s unlikely that President Obama could do anything about the Flappy Bird developer’s decision to remove the game from the app stores, but hey – at least D.S. tried, right?

Do you think Flappy Bird is an addictive game? Do you want to see Flappy Bird return to the Google Play and Apple App Store, or have you moved on to a new game addiction since then? Feel free to let us know what’s on your mind in the comments section below.

Originally posted 2014-02-19 03:18:42.


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