Type of site
|Role-playing video game|
|106,919 (November 2013[update])|
The game revolves around candies, which players begin to receive at a rate of one per second; however this number may increase with further gameplay. Gameplay appears very sparse initially, but options appear as the player performs actions. For example, candy can be eaten or used to purchase items. Players can also undertake quests and kill monsters in order to gain candy. By performing quests, the player obtains items which can be accessed in their inventory.
Kotaku noted that "Candy Box's curious combination of ASCII 'graphics', role-playing elements and resource management has caught on with hundreds of thousands." According to Mashable, the "charming ASCII art style belies a very deep game that can quickly get addictive".
- Incremental game
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- "Candy Box Browser Game Features Lots of Delicious Candies". Geekosystem. 3 May 2013.
- "Candies is an ASCII browser game about questing and candy".
- "Candy Box: A Game That's Simple, Sweet, and Strangely Compelling". Kotaku. 5 May 2013.
- "Questing Meets Candy in This Odd ASCII Browser Game". Mashable. 3 May 2013.
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