Flappy Bird: 11 years looking back at the mobile game phenomenon that took the world by storm

 11 years have passed since the pure Vietnamese game Flappy Bird made the whole world crazy.

Yesterday (May 24) marked the 11th anniversary of Flappy Bird, a mobile game created by programmer Nguyen Ha Dong, officially launched on Apple's App Store. This event revived memories of a popular culture phenomenon that took the world by storm.

Developed in just 2-3 days, Flappy Bird with its simple but addictive gameplay quickly climbed to the top of the free application rankings on both the App Store and Google Play Store. Huge advertising revenue of up to 50,000 USD per day turned Nguyen Ha Dong, then in his 20s, into a millionaire overnight.
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However, rapid success also comes with unexpected consequences. Flappy Bird's excessive addiction has made its author feel concerned. Just less than a year after its launch, author Nguyen Ha Dong decided to remove Flappy Bird from app stores, citing "the game has become a problem".
This shocking decision has caused an uproar in the global gaming community. Phones with Flappy Bird pre-installed are for sale for prices ranging from 1,500 USD, even more than 9,000 USD on eBay. At the same time, a series of copies of Flappy Bird also quickly appeared to fill the void left by this game.

Despite facing many mixed opinions about its simple graphics and gameplay that does not require high skills, Flappy Bird is still recognized as one of the most prominent pop culture phenomena of the last decade. Its sudden birth and disappearance leaves a deep mark in the history of the mobile gaming industry.

11 years have passed, Flappy Bird is now just a beautiful memory for many people. However, the story of this game is still a valuable lesson about the balance between success and social responsibility of game developers.


Even before the official launch, this game recorded more than 3 million early registrations, and has so far attracted more than 5 million players.
On the evening of May 11, the Vietnam Game Award 2024 officially took place to honor excellent organizations, individuals and products in the gaming field. In the Golden Galaxy category, surpassing "huge" names in the Vietnamese gaming industry such as VTC Silk Road, Battle Teams 2 - Pursuing PC,..., the famous game "Arena of Truth" by VNGGames received the "Game of the Year " award.

Truth Arena was voted Game of the Year.

Teamfight Tactics Mobile is the mobile version of the game Teamfight Tactics released by Riot Games on PC. Before the official launch, the game recorded more than 3 million early registrations. This milestone also unlocked many exclusive rewards for players such as special "Spirit Companion" emotes and icons. In 2023, Teamfight Tactics Mobile recorded more than 5 million players.

Starting with the "legendary" game Vo Lam Truyen Ky, VNG's gaming segment has now made its mark not only in Vietnam but also in the region.

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Vietnam Game Awards will be held for the first time in 2023, part of a series of events under the Vietnam GameVerse event. The event was jointly organized by the Department of Radio, Television and Electronic Information (under the Ministry of Information and Communications), Vietnam Game Alliance and other units.

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