Last week my boss, in the process of looking for HTML5 games, mentioned the cookie clicker game.

That’s kind of how it starts.

You have a cookie. And you click it to get more cookies.

It seems simple. It really does.

Then it gets more complex. Then it gets dark. Than it’s strange again. Then really dark.

It’s a cookie.

But it draws you in like a lamp does a fly.

Because, well, who doesn’t like cookies.

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Ok, so you think it’s an easy game. It is mostly. But at the same time it has a cult following and a wiki that’s devoted to strategy for the game. Yes, I know it sounds dumb, but somehow it really is kind of cool. And, by the way, as I write this I’m making 722 billion cookies a second.