There aren’t many things that make me feel like an old man, but Minecraft and Cookie Clicker both manage to pull off that feat admirably. I don’t really get the appeal of either (in the case of Minecraft I get it, but it’s just not for me), and my children go nuts for both.

Kids these days, am I right?

Based on my own limited experience, developer fiveamp may have hit on a surprisingly winning formula with PickCrafter. The game is due out on Android and iOS in early August, and combines the gameplay of cookie clicker games with a Minecraft theme.

Players will pickaxe their way through varying kinds of rock, earning “picks” that they can spend on upgrades and treasure chests.

This isn’t a game for me. I know that. But I also know of at least two kids who will go ape@#% for this. Don’t be surprised if this one burns up the charts for a little while when it releases in a few weeks.