On August 1st, the developer Cryptograph has launched Idle Research to PC (Steam/Itch.io), Android/iOS and browser (CrazyGames). The basic play is free, and it is released as an early access distribution in Steam.


IDLE RESEARCH is a so-called clicker/neglected game that produces energy by chemical comparison. The main purpose of this work is to increase energy production anyway. Players can first research and produce flask containing red drugs. The red flasks generate energy indicated by the lightning mark. In the earliest, it will be a red flask production by clicking steadily, but the road to inflation will soon begin.

If you increase the production of energy in the steady, you will unlock a frask of further colors such as orange, yellow, and green. After completing the research and producing a higher-level flask, the energy production of red flasks will increase. Furthermore, it is possible to release the automation function by throwing energy. We repeat potion production and research loops to aim for the height of energy production.

And one of the pleasures of this work is explosive inflation of new elements and energy production that will be unlocked at any time. With a certain amount of energy production, the player will be able to Prestige. If you do this, you will lose the flasks produced so far, and you will get a gold flask that brings a permanent bonus. And as you repeat the prestige, various upgrade elements were lifted. There are more and more elements that explode energy and flask production. Inflation will not stop even if the number of digits from 100 million, hundreds of millions, and the number of digits that cannot keep up with the understanding. Since the automation function is substantial, it is a work that can aim for the ultimate production volume while leaving it alone.

The development of this work is the United States-based indieveropper Cryptograms. In the past, the studio has been working on clickers/neglected games such as CryptoClickers and Compacto. Regarding CryptoClickers, there is no user evaluation in Steam, and the article is now pros and cons status. However, COMPACTO has raised the slightly popular status and evaluation, and in this work IDLE RESEARCH, 111 user reviews are currently being received, and 85 % are popular very popular status. It is likely that the development experience of the same genre has been accumulated, and the work has been steadily improved to this work. The studio seems to be Crypto/Crypto (currency) in the name, but seems to be a distance from the actual cryptocurrency and NFT blockchain technology.

This work is expected to be 2-3 months from the release as an early access distribution period. At the time of the current release, the game play stage of flask and test tube and multiple gameplay elements have been implemented. In the future early access distribution period, elements such as cylinders and planet/galaxy systems are expected to be implemented. He will also work on improving UI and user experience. It is expected that this work will continue to be provided for free even after the official release.

IDLE RESEARCH is distributed for free for PC (Steam/Itch.io), Android/iOS and browser (CrazyGames). In Itch.io, it is distributed in the Name Your Own Price method that determines the price paid by the user.