Cow Clicker

Friday, June 01, 2012

Transcript

Video game designer Ian Bogost creates 'serious' video games designed to make you think. One of those games, however, has become an unlikely success. It's called 'Cow Clicker' and though it started as a parody of Farmville-style social networking games - it came to be taken very seriously by a group of gamers who found it endlessly fun. OTM producer PJ Vogt reports on what happens when your creations take on a life of their own.

Guests:

Ian Bogost

Produced by:

PJ Vogt

Comments [2]

Lindsay from Texas

This was a very well-produced story, and I really enjoyed listening. Cowpocalypse!

Jun. 03 2012 08:11 PM
deserthackberry from Texas

Isn't this just a type of conspicuous consumption? The "haves" have more money than they know what to do with, so they blow it on mindless games, while the "have nots" struggle for survival. It's not just the 1% who have been accumulating wealth in our "trickle down" system.

Jun. 03 2012 05:08 PM

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