Have you visited the Google Play store or the Apple App store and seen games that has Idle / Clicker next to their titles? Have you tried downloading them and giving them a try? Or do you want to try them but you think it’s a waste of time?
Upon researching. Idle games and Clicker games falls in the category of Incremental game, according to Wikipedia I found out that:
Incremental games are video games whose gameplay consists of the player performing simple actions (such as clicking on the screen) repeatedly to gain currency.This can be used to obtain items or abilities that increase the rate at which currency accrues.
but a certain Reddit user named VirtuosiMedia defined an Incremental game vs Idle game on a Reddit post.
Incremental games – has a step-by-step progression where a player’s input is important to unlock one game upgrades;
Idle games – player’s input is next to nothing; No penalty as well for not playing,
So going back to the question: Why does it matter?
In my opinion, this kind of games are a Mobile gamer’s best friend. Let’s face it most of the time we spent is in the office and you can’t really play that much unless you sacrifice your break to play instead of taking a few quick naps. Quick gameplay! 5 mins is sometimes enough.
Most of the games around the market usually works offline and one time download, so you don’t need to worry about the game consuming your data anymore. Also since you are going to let your phone rest. it would save a good amount of battery.
There are also games that teaches you how a business work or how the planet works.
In the following weeks I will showcase Idle games that I find worth trying! some I’m still playing to this day!
See you all later! 😀