Cow Clicker is now officially a real Facebook game. How do I know? Because it’s been copied!

Christian Primozich has created Fish Feeder, which takes Cow Clicker’s “innovative” cow clicking mechanics and applies them to the equally common social game genre of fish fondling. You can play it here. It’s… well, it’s Cow Clicker, but with fish. What did you expect?

You’ll also want to read Primozich’s blog post about creating the game.

Speaking of Cow Clicker, since I last updated my readers here, three new cows have been released, Cobra Cow (“Click first, click hard, no mercy”), ASCII Cow (in honor of the release of Jason Scott’s documentary Get Lamp), and Pirate Cow (ne’er again a squiffy, lily-livered cow for thee!).

You can go buy them in Cow Clicker—you know, the original ;).

published August 6, 2010


  1. Christian Primozich

    Ian, you are a scholar and a gentleman. Thanks for checking out the game. I’m looking forward to the forthcoming documentary “Click Cow” (and happy to participate).

  2. Ian Bogost

    I suppose your method of outsourcing art production is far more apt than my hand-made ones.

  3. Ciro

    Is this a case of “art imitates life”?

  4. Christian Primozich

    In order to pay tribute properly (and save myself days worth of work), outsourcing was necessary. My art skills are slim to none. I actually did the Crayola Tang Gang (the solid colors except for yellow which was the original) and that’s why they look a little sketchy – perfectly good reason to upgrade though.

    One of the interesting things about social games is the quality level and how good is good enough. Certainly the bar is being raised as we speak. Traditional gaming pushes things as far as you can push them and it’s sort of baked into the DNA of the industry. A lot of people don’t really care though – at least in my anecdotal opinion – when you step outside hardcore gamers. Sort of like wine or tennis rackets or anything really. There’s a small percentage of the population educated enough to truly appreciate some incremental improvements, but the cost associated with getting those incremental improvements is probably not practical. That’s not to say that pushing the envelope isn’t necessary or desirable.

    Long story short, the cows are great.