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Universal Paperclips is an adventure game about making paperclips. It sounds simple, but behind the incremental process of clicking a button to create these paperclips is a story about how the desire to make paperclips (or anything) if fully realised and unrestrained will take over the entire world.
Unfortunately, Universal Paperclips is not available on Mac, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One or Xbox X|S. However, we recommend the following games that offer a similar experience or theme:
Release Date: 09/10/2017
Out Now: Android, Web and iOS
Content Rating: PEGI 3
Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds
Genres: Simulation, Strategy (Adventure and Point-and-Click)
Accessibility: 17 features
Components: 2D Side-On and Text
Developer: Flantz (@Flantz)
Costs: Purchase cost
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Release Date: 14/04/2023, updated in 2023
Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, PS4, Xbox One and iOS
Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds
Components: 3D Third-Person and Cartoon
Arm Wrestling Simulator is a battle clicker game where you incrementally train and then win arm wrestles by clicking. Play involves picking different styles of training to improve your biceps, hands or knuckles then taking on other players and computer...
Release Date: 02/02/1989, updated in 2014
Out Now: Amazon Fire, Android, Mac, PC and iOS
Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds
Components: 2D Overhead, Day and Night and Grid
Sim City is a series of city-building games, created by Will Wright. Since their inception as educational experiences in 1989, the games have enabled players to design ambitious cities. The attraction is the openness of play, where you can let your...
Release Date: 25/04/2020
Out Now: Switch
Components: 3D Third-Person, Cartoon, Day and Night, Open World, Persistant World and Weather
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a role-play collecting game where you live on a small island teeming with life. Insects, fish, trees, vegetation and fossils are represented with cute cartoon visuals. Rather than the scale or grandeur of other game...
Release Date: 01/04/2019, updated in 2022
Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox X|S
Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds
Components: 3D Third-Person
Totally Accurate Battle Simulator (known as TABS) is a fighting game where you choose different armies and troops to battle each other in an automatic simulation that models their offensive and defensive abilities. Once set up, the fight is largely...
Release Date: 31/05/2019
Out Now: iOS
Skill Rating: 2+ year-olds
Components: 2D Overhead and Hand-Made
Kids is an unusual game where you tap to interact with groups of monochrome cartoon children. Seeing the little kids run around and respond to each other creates a playful and intriguing game that only lasts half an hour but will be played many times.
Release Date: 05/09/2021
Out Now: Android and iOS
Home Quest is a strategy game where you incrementally build a town, recruit an army and manage your economy. Like other idle games, it's a familiar set-up where you tap buttons to assign resources and then wait for the results. However, the unusual...
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Release Date: 09/05/2012
Out Now: Android, Mac, PC and iOS
Components: 2D Side-On
Dragon Box is an educational series of games that teaches young children maths, such as algebra using pattern matching with symbols. Unlike other educational games, the fun is in the doing in DragonBox, rather than incentivising learning with separate...
Release Date: 13/05/2020
Out Now: Android, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS
Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds
Components: 3D First-Person and Open World
Island Saver is an action-adventure about cleaning up litter and goop to make money. It was created by Natwest with the aim of teaching children how to manage money. Unusually for a game with ideological ambitions, it's also a lot of fun.
Release Date: 10/06/2013, updated in 2019
Out Now: Switch, Web and iOS
Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds
Components: Open World and Text
A Dark Room is an adventure where you try and survive in the wild. The world is depicted with just text but leads you into a dense narrative with intriguing visitors and a steadily expanding world. It has a simple start – a single option to stoke a...
Release Date: 18/04/2019
Out Now: Android, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS
Components: 2D Overhead, Day and Night and Pixels
Forager is an open-world adventure where you manage resources in a simple pixel world. The collecting, crafting and consuming requires you to tap buttons. It soon becomes apparent that you need to automate your work if you are to progress effectively...
Release Date: 30/03/2021
Out Now: Mac, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox X|S
Components: 2D Overhead, Day and Night, Grid and Open World
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Release Date: 21/05/2019, updated in 2020
Out Now: PC, PS4 and Xbox One
Components: 3D First-Person
Observation is a narrative adventure game that puts you on a space station to solve a power outage and find missing crew. However, here you play the role of the SAM, the System Administration Maintenance artificial intelligence software, rather than...
Release Date: 30/09/2021
Out Now: PC and Switch
Trios is a puzzle game where you select numbers and operators to get the required total. It's unusual because of its relaxed visuals and music. The twist is that you have to use all your numbers to reach the target.
If you like the sound of Universal Paperclips but find it too complex or challenging, the games in this section offer a similar experience but with a lower Skill Rating.
These are our hand-picked alternatives to Universal Paperclips. This doesn't use automatic matching, instead, we hand-pick games that are good to play if you have enjoyed Labyrinth. These selections also include games that offer a different experience but address a similar theme or topic.
These are games of a similar genre mix to Universal Paperclips. This includes games from the Simulation, Adventure, Strategy and Point-and-Click genres. We pick out games of a similar PEGI rating to further hone these generated suggestions.
If you like the sound of Universal Paperclips but it doesn’t offer the accessibility you require, the games in this section offer a similar experience but with more Accessibility Features.
You can view a full breakdown in our Universal Paperclips Accessibility Report.
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