I wanted to make a game-as-interactive-poetry without clear goals but with player progress still mediated by “points”.
“Points” are displayed constantly in the upper left corner. Doing nothing makes the points go down, clicking and holding the circle in the center makes the points go up. I was thinking of “cookie clicker” type games (like the currently buzzing paper clip AI game) when I made this and how much I hate them for creating unintersting artificial rewards that my brain still loves.
Code is on my github here.