Clicker Heroes

2015 video game

Clicker Heroes is a free-to-play video game. Playsaurus made it. It is an idle game.[1]

Clicker Heroes
Developer(s)Playsaurus
Publisher(s)Playsaurus
Platform(s)Web browser, Microsoft Windows, OS X, iOS, Android, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Release
  • Browser
  • 2014
  • Microsoft Windows, OS X
  • May 13, 2015
  • Mobile
  • Aug 20 2015
  • PlayStation 4
  • March 7, 2017
  • Xbox One
  • March 10, 2017
Genre(s)Idle
Mode(s)Single-player

Clicker Heroes is a spinoff of the Playsaurus game Cloudstone.[2]

Clicker Heroes was released in 2014 for web browsers. It was also released for phones in 2015. In 2017, it was released for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 gaming consoles.[3]

GameplayEdit

Players play Clicker Heroes by clicking on creatures (known as “monsters”) to kill them. Monsters give gold when the player kills them. Players can use gold to buy heroes. These automatically kill monsters.[4] Clicker Heroes works without the need for the player to do anything.[5]

ReleaseEdit

Clicker Heroes was released on the gaming website Kongregate in August 2014.[6] It was also released on Armor Games in September 2014.[7]

Clicker Heroes was released onto the Steam platform in May 2015 for Microsoft Windows and OS X.[8] On August 20, 2015, it was also released for iOS and Android.[9]

ReceptionEdit

Reception
Review score
PublicationScore
Push Square5/10[10]

Critics quite liked Clicker Heroes. Nathan Grayson of Kotaku called it “[a] perfect office space distraction”.[1] Christian Donlan, a writer for Eurogamer, said that the game was his “office secret” and that it was very addictive.[4] Sammy Barker of Push Square gave Clicker Heroes a score of 5/10.[10]

Because Clicker Heroes was well-liked on Steam, there are now many other idle games on that platform.[11]

Second gameEdit

Playsaurus made a second Clicker Heroes game called Clicker Heroes 2.[12] Unlike the first Clicker Heroes, Clicker Heroes 2 is not free-to-play.[13]

Legal issuesEdit

Clicker Heroes was removed for a short time from the Apple App Store in May 2019. This was because a Chinese company made a clone of Clicker Heroes. They then asked Apple to take the original version of the game off the app store.[14]

Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Grayson, Nathan (19 May 2015). "Clicker Heroes Is Super Popular On Steam... For Some Reason". Kotaku. Archived from the original on 22 May 2015. Retrieved 22 May 2015.
  2. "Kongregate: Play free games online". www.kongregate.com. Archived from the original on 3 December 2016. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
  3. "Clicker Heroes Mashes Its Way Onto PS4 March 7". PlayStation.Blog. 2017-03-02. Retrieved 2020-06-19.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Donlan, Christian (21 May 2015). "Going up? The mindless pleasures of Clicker Heroes". Eurogamer. Archived from the original on 21 May 2015. Retrieved 22 May 2015.
  5. Grayson, Nathan (20 May 2015). "I Left Clicker Heroes Running All Night And Here's What Happened". Kotaku. Archived from the original on 23 May 2015. Retrieved 22 May 2015.
  6. "Play Clicker Heroes on Kongregate". Kongregate. Archived from the original on 24 May 2015. Retrieved 22 May 2015.
  7. "Clicker Heroes on Armor Games". Armor Games. Archived from the original on 25 May 2015. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  8. "Clicker Heroes on Steam". Steam. Archived from the original on 24 May 2015. Retrieved 22 May 2015.
  9. "Clicker Heroes is now available globally on iOS and Android!". Posted on Reddit. Archived from the original on 16 September 2016. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Square, Push (2017-03-15). "Review: Clicker Heroes (PS4)". Push Square. Retrieved 2020-06-15.
  11. Grayson, Nathan (1 August 2015). "Clicker Games Are Suddenly Everywhere On Steam". Kotaku. Gawker. Archived from the original on 31 July 2015. Retrieved 30 July 2015.
  12. "Clicker Heroes 2". Archived from the original on 18 November 2016. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
  13. Grayson, Nathan. "Clicker Game Ditches Microtransactions, Becomes Steam Best Seller". Steamed. Archived from the original on 19 July 2018. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  14. "Apple pulls popular iOS game after Chinese company steals its name". Cult of Mac. 2019-05-24. Archived from the original on 27 May 2019. Retrieved 2020-02-01.

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