Idle game

video game where the player aims to accumulate in-game currency at escalating rates, usually involving simple actions like clicking/tapping

Idle games (also known as clicker games) are a type of video game. They are played by doing simple things such as clicking on the screen to get in-game money.[1] One popular idle game is Clicker Heroes.[2]

In some idle games, even the clicking is no longer needed after some time, as the game plays itself.[2]


  1. "Candy Box game needs a stupid app". Phones Review. 8 May 2013. Archived from the original on 10 June 2015. Retrieved 27 May 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Grayson, Nathan (18 May 2015). "Clicker Heroes Is Super Popular On Steam... For Some Reason". Kotaku. Archived from the original on 12 September 2017. Retrieved 31 July 2015. You can also "ascend" to essentially start over, but you'll unlock more special powers in the process.