Cookie Clicker is an incremental game created by French developer Julien “Orteil” Thiennot in 2013. The premise of the game is simple – you click on a giant cookie to earn cookies, which you can then spend on buildings and upgrades that earn you cookies automatically without clicking.
The gameplay is centered around incrementally working your way up from a plain cookie, to a cookie empire filled with buildings like Cursor factories, Farms, Mines, Banks and more. Each building produces cookies automatically, starting slow at first but increasing exponentially as you buy more.
There is a main cookie and cookie counter at the top center of the screen, with buildings and upgrades lining the left and right sides. As you earn more cookies, you can unlock new buildings, upgrades, and achievements.
The strategy comes in figuring out which buildings to invest in first to maximize cookie production. Some good early game purchases are Cursor upgrades to click faster, and then unlocking Grandmas and Cursors which provide big cookie income boosts. Mid and late game you’ll want high-tier buildings like Time Machines, Antimatter Condensers and Prisms.
There are also random events like Golden Cookie clicks and seasonal events to boost cookie production. The game keeps track of numerous stats and provides tons of achievements to work towards.
Cookie Clicker is highly addictive in how relaxing and satisfying it is to start from nothing and slowly amass an ever-growing cookie empire. It’s the perfect idle game to have running in the background while working. The numbers keep getting bigger and bigger as you play.
Game Controls Cookie Clicker:
- Mouse: Use the mouse to click on the large cookie to earn cookies. As the game progresses, you’ll use your mouse to interact with various upgrades and buildings.
How to Play Cookie Clicker:
- Click for Cookies: Begin by clicking the large cookie on the screen to generate cookies.
- Purchase Upgrades: Spend your cookies on upgrades that enhance your cookie production rate. These upgrades can include things like grandmas, farms, factories, and more.
- Automate Cookie Production: As you accumulate more cookies, you can purchase buildings that automatically generate cookies over time. This allows you to earn cookies even when you’re not actively clicking.
- Unlock Achievements: The game features achievements that offer rewards for reaching certain milestones and goals.
- Experiment with Strategies: Explore different upgrade paths and strategies to optimize your cookie production and achieve higher scores.