Flappy Bird Crisis Updates for Wednesday

The flap heard around the world! Mashable's Christina Warren, in "28 Days of Fame: The Strange True Story of Flappy Bird", traces the game's origins, development, and genuinely weird success story. Wired's Ryan Rigney explores similar territory with a mainstream explainer focusing on the criticism that went hand-in-hand with its success. Speaking of which, Kotaku's Stephen Totilo covers the fiasco of its demise--and apologizes for publishing false accusations of plagiarism aimed at author Dong Nguyen. Leigh Alexander finds, in the cycle of indie success, fame and misery, a disturbing pattern—one familiar to those who remember grunge and its final performance.

Still not had enough? Flappy Bird Think Pieces is a blog that aggregates think pieces about Flappy Bird.