What Is "Cookie Clicker?"


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"Cookie Clicker" is a JavaScript-based video game created by French programmer Julien Thiennot. The game is notable for its one-button gameplay; the game is controlled solely by clicking the left mouse button.

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In 2010, game developer Ian Bogost created a social network game called "Cow Clicker." Three years later, French programmer Julien "Orteil" Thiennot created the game "Cookie Clicker," which featured similar mechanics and objectives as "Cow Clicker," while also adding some new features. The game quickly became popular, receiving 200,000 players per day within a month of its release. "Cookie Clicker" received mixed reviews, with many people criticizing its simple gameplay, while others gave it praise for exactly that.

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