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Cookie Clicker is an incremental browser-based game developed and released by French programmer Julien “Orteil” Thiennot in 2013. The game’s objective is to bake as many cookies as possible by clicking on a giant cookie on the screen.
As the player accumulates cookies, they can spend them on upgrades, such as buying cursors that automatically click the cookie, purchasing buildings that produce cookies over time, and researching new technologies that increase the efficiency of their cookie production.
The game also features a prestige system where players can reset their progress in exchange for “prestige points,” which can be used to unlock special upgrades and bonuses. Cookie Clicker has gained a cult following and has inspired many similar incremental games.
Cookie Clicker’s simplistic gameplay, addictive nature, and humorous writing have made it a popular time-waster among casual gamers. The game has also been praised for its accessibility and inclusivity, as it can be played on virtually any internet-connected device and has no age or skill level restrictions.