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Poking at Cow Clicker
May 26, 2011 4:33 PM   Subscribe

Edge interviews Ian Bogost about his abominable social game creation, Cow Clicker.
posted by The Devil Tesla (9 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
I came to this thread looking for an interview conducted by David Howell Evans. And I was sorely disappointed.
posted by hippybear at 5:03 PM on May 26, 2011 [4 favorites]


I had never heard of Cow Clicker. I must say, I like Ian Bogost very much.
posted by mwhybark at 5:06 PM on May 26, 2011


Don't always agree with Ian Bogost but with Cow Clicker, he's doing God's work.
posted by Bwithh at 5:22 PM on May 26, 2011 [2 favorites]


When Bogost finally crafted the cow, he made it so that you couldn’t buy it with accumulated clicks. Instead, you had to spend real money. And the players hated him for it.

Somehow, I don't think irony was what he had in mind there.
posted by nzero at 5:29 PM on May 26, 2011


Next we discover that there are prisons in China full of people playing Cow Clicker, and the world will ironimplode.
posted by running order squabble fest at 5:36 PM on May 26, 2011 [1 favorite]


That's one hell of a goatee.
posted by Pecinpah at 5:39 PM on May 26, 2011


I paid $1 for the iPhone version of Cow Clicker mostly so I could unlock the Dogcow. Well that, and I wanted to support Ian's most successful project he's ever had. I imagnie it's an uncomfortable kind of success for him, I admire him for sticking with it and seeing it through. I sure hope Zynga gives him a little Friends & Family love come IPO time.

In a Game Set Watch interview, Ian clamied it was entirely a coincidence that the Cow Clicker currency "Mooney" happens to share a name with Zynga's VP, Bill Mooney.
posted by Nelson at 5:51 PM on May 26, 2011


I posted this to FB as a joke, and one of my FB friends (who I swear spends his entire day playing repetitive FB games) has now installed himself and has started playing it... unironically.
posted by KokuRyu at 4:28 PM on May 27, 2011


> I posted this to FB as a joke, and one of my FB friends (who I swear spends his entire day playing repetitive FB games) has now installed himself and has started playing it... unironically.

Oh no a lack of irony?!!? Whatever shall we do.
posted by The Devil Tesla at 2:04 PM on May 28, 2011


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