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 is white chocolate macadamia nut.
  • He has created several more things than RandomGen, Nested, Idle Game Maker, and Cookie Clicker.
  • In his interview with Niang, Orteil revealed his inner desires to be called "Ricardo".


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