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Just to promote some discussion for the fun of it, I thought I'd do a series of forum posts based on the 53 genres listed in VGG.* Here's a GeekList of all 53 threads.

This thread's genre: Clicker/Incremental

Listed below are the top-ranked games in this genre. How does the list fit with your experience?


Have you played any of these games? Which ones? Do you agree or disagree with the ranking? How would you rank the games listed? Are there other games in the genre that you think should be in the top ranks?

And by the way, what do you think of this genre in general?

A Dark Room
Candy Box
CivClicker
Clicker Heroes
Board Kings
BUSTED!
Candy Box 2
Charming Keep
Clicker Game Example
Cookie Clicker


*In case you don't know how to find the VGG genres and rankings, hover over Browse at the top of the screen, then click Genres. Click a genre, and scroll down to Linked Items. Click the Sort window, and sort by Rank.
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I don't know anything about this genre. I'd have to investigate just to find out what it is. Doesn't sound like it'd be for me, though.
 
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I played Clicker Heroes for a bit. Strangely addictive, but I don't know why exactly.

Some people here have played it a LOT.
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Is clicker really a genre? Or is it really more of a mechanic?
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I've played a few, but none have come close to being as great as Universal Paperclips.
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pdzoch wrote:
Is clicker really a genre? Or is it really more of a mechanic?
I guess it gets its own genre because the mechanic is basically the entire game.
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Patrick Carroll wrote:
I don't know anything about this genre. I'd have to investigate just to find out what it is. Doesn't sound like it'd be for me, though.


I tried out Clicker Heroes some time ago to see what all the fuss was about. NEVER AGAIN.

If you like clicking the same spot over and over again, forever and ever with no end, then you may like these kinds of games, though.
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