Dong Nguyen from Vietnam has taken to Twitter to deny any requests from press for interviews - and to deny lucrative marketing deals with US retailers.
Here are some of the things he's said so far:
1: His success is "overrated" and he didn't want it to happen:
@joekloc Hi Joe, I think press should give my game some peace. Its success is really overrate! I'm sorry, I refuse to answer questions.— Dong Nguyen (@dongatory) February 4, 2014
2: Journalists are hounding him in his own country:
@sherpa I'm trying hard to do but things are out of my control. Press people are looking for me right here in my country too!— Dong Nguyen (@dongatory) February 4, 2014
3. He's turned down offers of 'Flappy Bird' merchandise:
@kreckinfl Well, I think Flappy Bird should stay only in mobile games world.— Dong Nguyen (@dongatory) February 4, 2014
4. He's not bringing the game to consoles:
5: His success is "out of control".
6. His high score on Flappy Bird is 150.
@kunpaaki Over 150 :-)— Dong Nguyen (@dongatory) February 4, 2014
7. He's a philosopher:
@craigjbarber The tip is no tip. There is no book, do what you think it right.— Dong Nguyen (@dongatory) February 3, 2014
1. Learn to relax.
This game is incredibly buggy and annoying. Often you'll fail even when you don't actually touch a pipe. This is because the game doesn't work very well. Accept it. Embrace it. Life is confusing.
2. Really, learn to relax.
Like most arcade games Flappy Bird is easier if you clear your mind, don't think too hard and try to go with the flow. If you can play with your mind totally relaxed, you'll do better.
3. Take breaks.
Seriously, this game is awful. You're life will be better the less you play it.
4. Press Lightly
Try to keep your finger nimble. Light taps, quick fingers, fast movements are the key.
Try to rise up into the passes rather than dipping down - it's easier to control. Use a metronome in your head to try and stay in sync.
6. Win medals.
So 10 points gets you bronze, 20 and 30 win silver and gold respectively. If you win a medal you win, well, nothing. But GOOD JOB.
7. Get Naked
Take off any case or screen cover on your phone. This ensures the screen is as sensitive as possible.
8. Use a big screen.
The iPhone has a small screen and your finger covers up more of the screen compared to a big phone or tablet.
9. Give up.
You will never win.