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Don't live like a monk, play like one! Put an end to la dolce vita with this ascetic and minimalistic game.

“ProgressiveClicker” sounds as exciting as playing with a Tally Counter. No offense! After all, it’s a game made by Germans, so we don’t expect fancy, flowery fantasy names, but a title, that describes the game as exact as an atomic clock. And in “PGC” you do nothing more and nothing less than clicking on a progressively moving pixel to stop it. Fair enough!

For minimalists… on speed.

Is this game idea revolutionary simple, addictive and inspired by the visual art of minimalism? Or is it just too unpretentious, plain and bland to be enjoyable at all? Opinions may differ on this question, but I’d like to remind you that games with a similar look and feel are still inspiring examples for gamers and the gaming industry. Anyway, you have to let yourself in for this game, since the graphics are obviously not the reason to play it, it’s the speed.

Vertical Dash sends its greetings!). After tapping the brick a hundred times, the game sees red and you click like a madman to prevent it from reaching the end of the screen. My best performance was 137 clicks. Quite good, eh? Yeah, I thought so, until I’ve logged into Google Play Games and compared my stats…

Are you Fucking Kidding Me Meme

My exact reaction after seeing the Google Play Highscore

Limited to the core

Anyway, ProgressiveClicker is the very first (and very fresh) game by MikGames and it’s not hard to notice that. More items are “coming soon”, other modes are “coming soon” and besides the discouraging highscore and a color changing feature, there’s nothing much more to discover. For example, I was missing a music loop, that pushes you from tunnel vision into a deeper trance, but I was disappointed to hear that the speakers don’t play any sound at all.

A limited scope can be an advantage though. The game is very fast, easy to pick up and completely ad-free, which is very rare these days.

What we love about “PGC”
  • Easy to pick up
  • Ad-Free
  • Tunnel Vision

What we’d like to see in “PGC 2”
  • Music / Sounds
  • The promised powerups
  • The promised game modes

The Verdict

“ProgressiveClicker” is a clean, pure, almost ascetic gaming experience. Decide for yourself, if you need more to have fun, or if you’re happy to join the click orgy by downloading the game here.

All pictures are in-game screenshots. The meme was created on imgflip.

Frederik Schrader
Fred is the founder and CEO of Daikon Media and has 7+ years experience in the online and gaming business.

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