Written by Ryan Rigney, "Inside the Brief Life and Untimely Death of Flappy Bird" appeared on Wired:
"Before long, though, the negative attention on Flappy Bird started to block out the positive comments. Flappy Bird‘s continued hold on the App Store’s number one spot brought increasingly vile online harassment, some of it racist in nature. There were also death threats. As hundreds of people continued to sending tweets to say they hated the game and hated Nguyen for making it, his self-assurance began turning into self-doubt: “And now, I am not sure it is good or not,” he wrote on Twitter.
Slowly, even mundane comments began to wear him down. He apologized profusely to fans who complained about the slow pace of releasing a version of Flappy Bird for Windows phones. “I am really sorry I cannot keep my promise but I am trying really hard,” he wrote. “There are a lot of things happening to me right now." Full article.