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Julien Thiennot, more commonly known as Orteil, is a French web and JavaScript developer, and the creator of the massively popular JavaScript game Cookie Clicker. He has an affinity for art, specializing in retro style pixel art. He is the developer of Nested and various other web experiments, all available at his website, Dashnet.

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  • "Orteil" means "toe" in French.
  • Orteil's favorite cookie flavour is "white chocolate macadamia nuts" according to the upgrade's flavor text.
  • He has created several more things than RandomGen, Nested, Idle Game Maker, and Cookie Clicker.
  • Naming yourself Orteil will give you an achievement called "God complex" which is a shadow achievement that lowers your CPS by 1% until you rename yourself. Naming yourself "Ortiel" (a misspelling that Orteil detests) will lower your CpS by 2% and does not offer an achievement. This also makes the achievement icon for "God complex" rain behind the big cookie.



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