October 6, 2014 12:09 PM   Subscribe

What 'clicker' game takes the shortest amount of time to complete?

Clickers are games like CookieClicker, Kittens Game, and so on - but you knew that.

The definition of complete is open to interpretation. Let's say it means seeing just about all the different things that can happen in the game, including achievements if the art is pretty enough.

By shortest amount of time, I mean how much time that passes between starting and finishing the game, not how little time you can spend on it between long sessions of running it in the background or while it's closed.
posted by michaelh to Media & Arts (12 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
Shoutout to Incremental Games Subreddit - they may have a few funny/fun examples for you!
posted by bbqturtle at 12:11 PM on October 6, 2014 [2 favorites]

I am currently addicted to Tsum Tsum.
posted by erst at 12:38 PM on October 6, 2014

do you know, or are you willing to learn, JavaScript? Nearly all of the browser-based clicker games I've played are JavaScript-based; with a little digging, you can crack it open and edit some variables to give yourself infinite money or candies or whatever.
posted by xbonesgt at 12:48 PM on October 6, 2014 [3 favorites]

There was an FPP a few months back that was a single click browser based adventure game but I can't figure out the correct combo of words to search for it.
posted by poffin boffin at 12:55 PM on October 6, 2014

I might be mistaken, but I think I beat A Dark Room in one afternoon (maybe an afternoon plus evening). And, unlike many idle/incremental games, it has a defined ending.
posted by mhum at 1:10 PM on October 6, 2014 [3 favorites]

Response by poster: I do know Javascript (used it to see more of the Kittens Game) but I don't want to cheat. I want to play a clicker that's very short by design.
posted by michaelh at 1:11 PM on October 6, 2014

AHA found it, it is One Tap Quest, w/related FPP here.
posted by poffin boffin at 1:25 PM on October 6, 2014

I found CivClicker to be disappointingly short after becoming accustomed to clickers that go on for weeks or indefinitely so that might be short enough for you.
posted by Jacqueline at 6:02 PM on October 6, 2014

It's not a clicker game, but I highly recommend You Have to Burn the Rope. It's worth all 20 seconds! Actually it's worth longer to hear the closing credits song, too.
posted by Andrhia at 7:17 PM on October 6, 2014 [1 favorite]

You can beat "Click, Click, WROOM," which is about becoming a car manufacturer, in a couple of hours.
posted by jbickers at 7:30 AM on October 7, 2014

Heiankyo Parameters can be finished in less than an hour. It's a brilliant little game.
posted by mariokrat at 7:23 PM on October 7, 2014

Response by poster: So, far the clicker rankings from shortest to longest are:
1. Heiankyo Parameters
2. Click, Click, WROOM
3. A Dark Room
4. CivClicker
posted by michaelh at 1:54 PM on October 8, 2014

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