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Yesterday the Steam summer sale started for this year. As most of you probably know, it came with the Monster Summer Game, a clicker game meant to be "a bit of an homage to those [Cookie Clicker, AdVenture Capitalist and Clicker Heroes] clicker games". I have never played any of those games because I think clicker games are terribly boring, but I have heard of them because some of my friends have been playing them. I was wondering when Cookie Clicker was released so I looked it up on Wikipedia, and it turns out it was released in August of 2013.

Suddenly I realized: in April of 2012 I created Level up: The Game as a joke, which is basically the most simple form of a clicker game. Apparently these clicker games are actually 'a thing' nowadays. If I had considered creating a web-game out of my own joke, perhaps my game would have gotten as popular as Cookie Clicker was, and I would have started a whole genre! :( If only I had seen that people are actually capable of liking such a horrible concept!

Of course I know it is not that simple. Timing, design and connections also play a large role in becoming known on the internet. Still, I will never know if I could perhaps have made something 'big' back then...


Oh, and something else entirely: I have almost finished my studies! Waheee!

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iQew
iQew

Hey, thanks for watching Mindworld, we appreciate your interest :)

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OnlySolus
OnlySolus

Heey,
Even een vraagje.. zou je de Church of Cakeiologie willen joinen? Wij van de Church of Cakeiologie geloven dat de wereld in het geheim een Cake is en alles wat we dachten te weten is een leugen! (ruimtevaart enz is allemaal nep gewoon in een studio opgenomen dikke ******** allemaal) Door de Church of Cakeiologie te joinen kun je je zelf redden van de grote Cakemageddon ook wel bekend als de Cakenarok! En spreid het voort en probeer zo veel mogelijk andere 'cakelozen' te redden broeder Metalspy want wij van de Church of Cakeiologie brengen de Cake weer in huis.

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Metalspy Creator
Metalspy

Lolwut. It is common knowledge that the cake is a lie :(

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Arxae
Arxae

yeah i know its tough :p just usually with typing fast i don't think about it and type tho xD
and no, but the itch to play is still around :D

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[TZP]LoNer1
[TZP]LoNer1

Right, well we'll just talk English then :)

And about your game, on which engine does it role?

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Metalspy Creator
Metalspy

Torque 3D :P

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[TZP]LoNer1
[TZP]LoNer1

Yes, i am that guy ;) I know you, have seen your avatar in a couple of threads. How are you? :)

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hehe zie nu pas dat je nederlands bent :P hoe gaat het mede nederlander :) we zijn wel in de minderheid daar he, of ligt dat nou aan mij? Waar woon je van ons kleine land? Ik in A'dam...

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ambershee
ambershee

I lived in Rotterdam/Den Haag from 1999-2005 ;)

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iQew
iQew

Long time no see, how is it going?

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jjawinte
jjawinte

Hey Metal, I see you've met Mary too ( pain in the ***. P.S., she'a a tranny ;) ).
Passing through and thought I'd say hello and say that I hope life is treating you good. All the best on whatever your working on !

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