This Game About Paperclips Will Make You Ponder the Apocalypse


Ever since the wildly popular Cookie Clicker , idle clicker games have been about hockey stick curves, about exponential growth unleashed by multiplicative advances in productivity. In Cookie Clicker, that was employed in service of an absurdist joke about cookies. Universal Paperclips , a new free game from designer Frank Lantz, instead takes this to its darkly literalistic conclusion.

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I made a mistake in the end game, and now I have to find time to make all those paperclips again. :frowning:

I thought the answer was to kill the last of the chaos thing. Turns out there’s a new game plus if you rush into other universes.