Many people suspect that games in social networks are something from the category of silly entertainment. Developer Ian Bogost (Ian Bogost) decided to prove it in practice. He created the intentionally dumb Cow Clicker game and posted it on Facebook. There are 14,188 active users in the game, Cow Clicker, rating 4.5 out of 5.
Each player receives a cow and must click on it every six hours. To get the right to click more often, you can buy additional loans for money. The social element is implemented through neighboring cows that can be managed by your invited users. If you have neighbors, your click will also be added to their rating.
In his blog, Jan Bogost explains that this game was created as a result of a controversy that broke out at the recent Game Developers 2010 Game Developers Conference between the creators of regular games and those who work in the social networking niche. According to the first, the company Zynga and others like it use the design philosophy of " Fuck the Users ", that is, they make games, the main functionality of which is to siphon money from the players.