“I would not make ClickMine today. I think it’s important to not build dystopian things. The world is making dystopias faster than I can imagine them.”
– Software artist Sarah Friend
, on her 2017 browser game
that parodies cryptocurrency mining. Built on the Ethereum blockchain, players can continuously click to generate ERC20
tokens, which quickly ravages a landscape shown in the background. “It’s satire,” says Friend while teasing her upcoming NFT project as a hopeful one.