Cookie Clicker takes on Japan


Or is Japan taking on Cookie Clicker?

Cookie Clicker is the latest browser-based game sweeping the nation. Yes, it's all there in the name: you click cookies. Once you click enough, you can spend those cookies on items to generate cookies for you... which in turn make more cookies to buy even bigger items. It's a completely pointless game, but also disturbingly addicting and fun -- so watch out. It seems Cookie Clicker has now jumped the pond to Japan as well, as Pixiv has been flooded with fan art and parodies.

Not only has the fan art been big, but there's even been a KanColle parody of the cookie-baking simulator. I'm sure you can find even more fandom crossovers with Cookie Clicker all throughout Pixiv and Tumblr, but I picked a few out to share with you today. They're all amazing. The header image is done by Fire Emblem's character designer, Yusuke Kozaki.

So what say you, faithful readers? Is Cookie Clicker your jam, or are you lost on why it's so popular? I played it quite a bit a week or two ago, but now I'm waiting for the next big update to jump back in: it's going to have dungeons! Yes, cookie dungeons. With girl scouts. And cookie dough monsters. Trust me, this is going to be big, guys.

Art sources: One Mind, クッキーババア、宇宙となるご注文のババアグランマの奇妙なクッキー若グランマ, and 最近のTLを描いた.

[Via CR and The Noodly One. Thanks Jeff for the heads up on KanColle Clicker.]

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