Paper by Erik D. Demaine

Reference:
Erik D. Demaine, Hiro Ito, Stefan Langerman, Jayson Lynch, Mikhail Rudoy, and Kai Xiao, “Cookie Clicker”, Graphs and Combinatorics, to appear.

Abstract:
Cookie Clicker [http://orteil.dashnet.org/cookieclicker/] is a popular online incremental game where the goal of the game is to generate as many cookies as possible. In the game you start with an initial cookie generation rate, and you can use cookies as currency to purchase various items that increase your cookie generation rate. In this paper, we analyze strategies for playing Cookie Clicker optimally. While simple to state, the game gives rise to interesting analysis involving ideas from NP-hardness, approximation algorithms, and dynamic programming.

Comments:
This paper is available as arXiv:1808.07540 and from SpringerLink.

Length:
The paper is 34 pages.

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CookieClicker_JCDCGGG2017 (Cookie Clicker)


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Last updated September 13, 2019 by Erik Demaine.