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Idle games

Postby Gendo » Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:27 am

Anyone here play any idle games? If you don't know, those are games where you make progress even when not playing, and you usually play over months or even years to just climb to higher and higher levels. Cookie Clicker was one of the first and maybe the most well-known.

I've been playing Trimps for the past 3 months. It's so ridiculously addicting. It benefits from active play a bit more than a lot of other games, which sometimes makes it hard to step away when you're suppose to go to work or bed or whatever. It's a really well done and balanced game that keeps things interesting as you get further. It also has a good community of people in the Kongregate chat room (except for that one spammer that I complained about in the other thread).

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Re: Idle games   Reply #1

Postby Raxivace » Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:14 am

I've played games with similar sounding sub-mechanics but never an outright one.
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Re: Idle games   Reply #2

Postby maz89 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:24 pm

Reminds me of that time when people couldn't stop playing Farmville.
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Re: Idle games   Reply #3

Postby Gendo » Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:32 pm

I never played Farmville, but pretty sure it fits into the same category/genre.

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Re: Idle games   Reply #4

Postby Anakin McFly » Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:50 am

There's also the kittens game: http://bloodrizer.ru/games/kittens/

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Re: Idle games   Reply #5

Postby Gendo » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:08 pm

Anakin McFly wrote:There's also the kittens game: http://bloodrizer.ru/games/kittens/


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Worth noting that games like A Dark Room and Candy Box are a sub-category of idle games; where they are played over days instead of months/years, and you can actually finish them.

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Re: Idle games   Reply #6

Postby Anakin McFly » Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:06 am

I've now been playing the kittens game for 30 hours. [none]
I don't even know what I'm doing with my life. Though it's a good game to have running in the background when doing menial tasks at work.

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Re: Idle games   Reply #7

Postby Gendo » Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:40 pm

I've been playing for 844 years... not sure how long that translates too.

Still a ways away from my first reset. But yeah, at least it takes a lot less attention than Trimps.

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Re: Idle games   Reply #8

Postby Anakin McFly » Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:34 am

844 years? D:
That's slightly terrifying. I've only been at it for 230.
(You can click on the 'Stats' tab to see how many hours you've played. I'm at 51 now.)

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Re: Idle games   Reply #9

Postby Gendo » Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:39 pm

238 hours played (I started about 10 seconds after I read your post mentioning it).

Getting somewhat close to my first reset now.. I've read that 125 kittens is a good place for that. I'm at 88. What's crazy is how much different stuff there is in the game.

It's not ruining my life like Trimps did; because it doesn't require nearly as much active play. So I can just check on it every once in a while to see what I can afford.

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Re: Idle games   Reply #10

Postby Gendo » Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:57 am

Just did my first reset after just over 125 kittens. I'll see how much faster it goes with the extra stuff; then probably quit before another reset. Seems like this would take a very long time to actually see everything.

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Re: Idle games   Reply #11

Postby Anakin McFly » Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:28 am

I just did my first reset with 137 kittens after 574 years. I was playing a lot more actively, though, and it's ruining my life. :P

(If you haven't already, you can refresh the game to get a present box! It adds 10% happiness and carries over across resets. You can open it sometime around January, though the present you get will depend on how far you've progressed.)


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