One Year of Flappy Bird: How a Little Game From Vietnam Became a Fleeting Global Sensation

Flappy Bird may have seemed like an overnight hit that flew atop the pop-culture zeitgeist before the app's creator developed stage fright and pulled it offline. In reality, the comically frustrating game debuted a year ago in total obscurity, and not even Dong Nguyen, the Hanoi native behind the phenomenon, has been able to explain its meteoric rise.

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