Creating an idling/incremental game

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Hi guys,

Cringeworthy question.  Feel free to ignore as it may be against everything you stand for if you believe in making quality, interactive, epic games.

With mobile export coming, what do you think are the possibilities of making an idling, clicking, incremental game like Cookie Clicker with MV?  They go through waves of popularity it seems.

I don't think you can make a game that runs in the background of your phone running.  But I'm sure you could make a game where you

1.  tap for points

2.  buy upgrades to make your taps with more

3.  buy upgrades that auto-tap for you

Maybe you'd do it as a mini-game of your larger game.

Sincerest apologies,

Me
 

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Hi guys,

Cringeworthy question.  Feel free to ignore as it may be against everything you stand for if you believe in making quality, interactive, epic games.

With mobile export coming, what do you think are the possibilities of making an idling, clicking, incremental game like Cookie Clicker with MV?  They go through waves of popularity it seems.

I don't think you can make a game that runs in the background of your phone running.  But I'm sure you could make a game where you

1.  tap for points

2.  buy upgrades to make your taps with more

3.  buy upgrades that auto-tap for you

Maybe you'd do it as a mini-game of your larger game.

Sincerest apologies,

Me
that should be easy to do all you would need is a set of events and maybe a couple events to do the tap to win, you would probably need to hook up to a back end server of some kind though if you plan to track the users progress over a series of days/months/years ... 
 

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That sounds pretty easy to do actually. Since the mobile version will let us tap on events to interact with them, you'd pretty much just make an event that increases a variable by x each time you interact with it. The more upgrades you have, the higher that x is. And for the auto-tap upgrade, you could make that variable increase incrementially based on time passed (tons of scripts and tutorials out there that deal with time-based events).
 

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