Numbers Getting Bigger was a two part article series I wrote last year about incremental games, and it’s my most widely cited work. I think incremental/idle games are fascinating, but due to their perceived low value, I feel they’ve been critically under-examined. So much so, that this year I wrote a followup piece to cover the latest developments in the genre.
Numbers Getting Bigger Part 1: What Are Incremental Games and Why are They Fun?
Numbers Getting Bigger Part 2: The Design and Math of Incremental Games
*NEW* Numbers Getting Even Bigger: The Growing Appeal of Incremental Games