17 Games Like Candy Box

Games Like Candy Box
This assortment of games like Candy Box features other incremental games that use ASCII art, playable in your browser or have RPG elements in their gameplay.

While a simple game Candy Box has gained a large internet following with its unique approach to the incremental genre and its ASCII art.

The game was made available for players to experience within the browser in early 2013 with a sequel later in the year which featured a similar style and approach. Unlike other games in the genre that rarely introduce new mechanics Candy Box takes players on an adventure of unlocking new secrets and has a more defined “end” than similar titles.

At the centre of this incremental title are candies which players generate at one each second, although can be increased further into the game. This is the only mechanic that players start with and thus gives the impression of a sparse experience. A few minutes in though players start to unlock other features such as the ability to perform quests, buy items and more.

The games like Candy Box that have been collected below fall into the incremental and idle genre and are primarily browser based. These selections have been chosen based on their depth of mechanics and in particular the mixture of RPG like features. Games that use ASCII art have also been included for those that want more games with this unique style.

Games Like Candy Box

the-ensign

The Ensign

The Ensign serves as the prequel to the classic text based adventure known as A Dark Room. Using a similar text approach, ASCII characters for map exploration and mystery the game is a fitting prequel although doesn’t quite reach the same level of depth as A Dark Room. Set within an unnam... Read More »

User Score
8.0
(1 votes)
a-dark-room

A Dark Room

A Dark Room is a incremental game based on simplistic design. With only text and some ASCII art to guide your adventure you’ll need to build up a thriving settlement, trade and go adventuring to discover the origins of the dark room you spawn in. Created for the web and eventually ported ... Read More »

User Score
9.7
(3 votes)
crank

Crank

Crank as the name suggests revolves around holding down a crank to generate power and slowly upgrade your own power systems and computer software. In classic incremental style the game starts of slowly and builds up over time allowing players to reach new levels of upgrades and unlock additiona... Read More »

User Score
7.0
(6 votes)
space-lich-omega

Space Lich Omega

Space Lich Omega takes inspiration from similar ASCII art based RPG titles like Candy Box and A Dark Room but puts a demon spin on the equation with players venturing deep into the church labyrinth to battle demons and exploring the various paths through the mountain. Gold is the currency of Sp... Read More »

User Score
8.3
(3 votes)
the-gold-factory-logo

The Gold Factory

The Gold Factory pays homage to the games that inspired it right on credits page. Borrowing ideas from the likes of the exceedingly popular Candy Box and A Dark Room this title takes the genre in some fun directions and well worth a playthrough. Players start within the ASCII art world with onl... Read More »

User Score
6.0
(1 votes)
crusaders-of-the-lost-idols

Crusaders of the Lost Idols

Crusaders of the Lost Idols aims to be more than just your average clicker game with a nice amount of depth and strategy that will constantly keep bringing you back to farm gold and defeat bosses. Crusaders of the Lost Idols is easily one of the most deep idol games around with plenty of RPG li... Read More »

User Score
9.0
(1 votes)
kingdom-clicker

Kingdom Clicker

Kingdom Clicker combines the idle clicker genre with mobile strategy games with the ability for players to build up their army and raid other players for additional gold. Available exclusively for iOS your task in Kingdom Clicker is to create your own ideal kingdom. In order to do so players wi... Read More »

User Score
9.0
(2 votes)
civcrafter

CivCrafter

CivCrafter combines idle clicking with an entire civilization. Will you be able to guide your civilization through battle and economic struggles with the touch of your finger? Gameplay in CivCrafter centres around three core resources, food, wood and stone which players can choose to collect by... Read More »

User Score
8.0
(1 votes)
adventure-capitalist

AdVenture Capitalist!

AdVenture Capitalist! belongs to the incremental video game genre with players playing the role of a capitalist as you invest funds, unlock new opportunities and much more. Available on a wide range of platforms AdVenture Capitalist! has captured a wide audience for its simple but addicting gam... Read More »

User Score
5.0
(3 votes)
kitty-cat-clicker

Kitty Cat Clicker

If you love endless clicker games and are a cat addict then Kitty Cat Clicker is the mobile game you’ve been waiting for. In the game you’ll get to hire all sorts of cats in order to help you feed the Queen Cat in order to gain access to the royal treasury which offers all sorts of awesome priz... Read More »

User Score
9.6
(8 votes)
sushi-clickers

Sushi Clickers

If Cookie Clicker was too unhealthy for you then Sushi Clickers offers a healthier alternative as you click your way to sushi fame in this clicker game that never ends. The game is available on iOS devices and has you clicking on the centre of your screen to generate maki, the faster and longer... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(2 votes)
platypus-evolution

Platypus Evolution

Platypus Evolution challenges you to breed platypus together while clicking madly to generate coins at a fast speed in order to purchase more platypus. The game is the next evolution in the clicker genre combining tap filled gameplay with platypus breeding as well. This unique gameplay makes Pl... Read More »

User Score
9.0
(3 votes)
cow-evolution

Cow Evolution

Have you ever considered what would happen if you combined two cows together? This is what Cow Evolution explores as you mutate cows and tap your way through your cow encyclopaedia. Created by Tapps Games the game is a blend of clicker game and simple management where you’ll take your regular s... Read More »

User Score
6.0
(3 votes)
clicker-heroes

Clicker Heroes

Clicker Heroes lets you click or idle your way to victory in a simple browser based adventure that is packed full of features. If you’ve recently found yourself addicted to the sudden popularity of this genre and need a really deep browser experience this is one you shouldn’t miss. Starting out... Read More »

User Score
7.3
(3 votes)
idle-universe-online

Idle Online Universe

Idle Online Universe lives up to its name with a truly expansive title that has multiple idle games within a single experience. For those that love idle games the sheer variety and regular events on offer ensure you’ll be idling for months to come. Idle Online Universe starts innocently e... Read More »

User Score
8.3
(9 votes)
motas

Mystery of Time and Space

Mystery of Time and Space (or MOTAS) is a free to play adventure game that is available online. The game involves mostly escape the room style puzzles (of which it was one of the first) with over 20 different levels for players. While you might be not expecting much of a plot to accompanying th... Read More »

User Score
7.7
(13 votes)
dwarf-fortress

Dwarf Fortress

Dwarf Fortress is a unique city building experience that has players control their own group of dwarves in what is a very unique city building like experience that also incorporates some strategy/rogue-like elements. The game won’t appeal to everyone and has one of the steepest learning curves ... Read More »

User Score
8.3
(29 votes)