Cookie Clicker was one of the first idle games that took the world by storm last year and it’s still difficult to attribute where its addictiveness lies, but it definitely unlocks some deep-set reward or gathering mentality in our minds. Influenced by this phenomenon, some clever students at the CERN Summer Student Webfest decided to create a physics-based clone, appropriately titled ‘Particle Clicker‘.
Following the same formula of Cookie Clicker, the game has you research and buy various upgrades in order to improve the rate at which you obtain data and funding. Research options includes researching things from beauty quarks to the Higgs boson. If you’ve never played an idle game before, you’ll not yet know how strangely addictive these types of games are, so definitely be warned. Its creators have also promised a mobile version so that you can be glued to it for even longer.