The famous Cookie Clicker, which wastes time, has finally arrived Steam, threatening to immortalize the amount of time you have spent on Earth spending time clicking virtual cookies with the Steam time tracker.
Released as free browser game in 2013, Cookie Clicker is exactly that. Click on a cookie and you get a cookie. Keep clicking on cookies, get more cookies, which can be used to unlock massive cookie click tools like grandmothers, cookie factories and time machines to hijack the bulk kitchen of the future.
The game has been in active development since then, brought to the mobile and started a whole genre of idle games that take advantage of our primary desire to get the numbers up. Not too shabby for a game whose creator describes it as a joke.
“Cookie Clicker was made as a joke, but it started almost immediately, which at first baffled us a lot,” said creator Julien Thiennot (AKA Orteil) Waypoint earlier this week. "It wasn't supposed to be fun! We just took advantage of the basic psychological appeal behind a lot of games: doing something. Life is a confusing mess where progress is often unclear and unrewarding, but video games do that the goals are much more explicit; for idle games it is as daring as raising a number ".
While he didn’t want to be amused, Cookie Clicker took off. There are now hundreds of “Idler” games listed on Steam, all following the same format established by Orteil so many years ago. Cookie Clicker joins Steam with savings in the cloud to store baking between devices and full support for reaching Steam to showcase your ability to click cookies.