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June 20, 2012
I 🐄 New York
I don't know. I was in New York, and then I was looking at Zazzle and there was this guy with his pointer finger in the air, and the next thing I knew... ...
December 20, 2011
If the reader clicks the word "cow" then the cows will come.
Wired's online cow clicking game about Cow Clicker
As promised, I'm now linking the iPad and web versions of Wired's story on Cow Clicker. There are some interesting features of each. The iPad edition features clickable cows that moo, but the online version of the story really, uhm, sets the moood... it includes a complete Cow Clicker-themed cow ...
December 15, 2011
The Curse of Cow Clicker
In this month's Wired Magazine
Jason Tanz wrote a fantastic feature for the January 2012 issue of Wired about me and Cow Clicker. The feature includes, to use Levi's words, a centerfold of me, on a fence, in a pasture, with a cow (see below). The print issue is on newsstands now, with a web ...
October 3, 2011
The Unbearable Lightness of Clicking
Leigh Alexander on my games
Popular game enthusiast site Kotaku just published an article by my friend and game writer Leigh Alexander, about my last two games, Cow Clicker and A Slow Year. My good friend Frank Lantz makes several appearances. I guess I'm not going to say much more about the article, except that ...
September 19, 2011
Hard Clicking, Soft Clicking
More Cow Clicker on national Australian Television
I'd previously shown you Leo Burnett Sydney CEO Todd Sampson advertising a popupar Australian TV show called The Gruen Transfer, about advertising techniques, while wearing a Cow Clicker t-shirt. Here's a shot of Sampson on last week's episode, in which he proudly dons the shirt. You can watch the whole ...
September 10, 2011
A Tip of the Cow
Facebook likes Cow Clicker
While they've never said so in public, it seems Facebook has always been a silent fan of Cow Clicker. I've been tipped off about it several times, including via this shot of a Cow Clicker doodle on the whiteboard "wall" at Facebook HQ. A wider view of the wall cow ...
September 8, 2011
Cowpocalypse Now
The Cows Have Been Raptured
Yesterday evening, the countdown timer atop the Cow Clicker pages finally elapsed, and as per the prophesy, the cowpocalypse was summoned. Despite the players' cowllective intelligence in solving the Cow ClickARG, despite their numerous supplications to the bovine gods in response to the threat of moo-msday, nevertheless the Cowpocalypse has ...
August 17, 2011
My Mooed Ring
Cowstum Skullworks
My friend Matt Maloney makes custom skull rings. Once I saw the bespoke designs he'd done, and given the knowledge of the coming cowpocalypse, I knew I had to have an artifact to document my year-long bovine madness. Matt and I met yesterday and I took delivery of the ring. ...
July 20, 2011
The Mooen Transfer
Todd Sampson in a Cow Clicker t-shirt
Watch this TV ad. Pay close attention around 0:23. Did you see the guy in the Cow Clicker t-shirt? Pretty crazy. I posted about this on Facebook and Twitter, but here's a bit more information about how that may have come to pass. The Gruen Transfer is an Australian TV ...
February 10, 2011
Releasing the Cows
In order to be happy, you have to learn the art of cow releasing.
Thanks to Glenn Essex for making me aware of this important Buddhist message about cows. Releasing the Cows (Told by Master Thich Nhat Hanh) One day the Buddha was sitting in the wood with thirty or forty monks. They had an excellent lunch and they were enjoying the company of ...
January 20, 2011
Cowclickification
Anything you can click you can cow click!
Last year, the social gaming phenomenon Cow Clicker captured the world's imoogination, offering players the opportunity to click on a cow every six hours—or even more often. Since July 2010, more than 50,000 people have clicked over 50 breeds of cows over 5 million times, engorging their accownts with over ...
January 2, 2011
The Best of 2010
Year of the Cow
Switched.com ran a story offering their assement of The Best Tech Writing of 2010, and my piece Cow Clicker: The Making of Obsession. I'm in good company, too: others in the top 15 include Zadie Smith, Malcolm Gladwell, William Gibson, Gary Kasparov, and the inimitable Onion. I'd never heard of ...