A downloadable incremental game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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Idle Research is an addictive, resource management, incremental game with both idle and active playstyles. Research and craft colorful Flasks, Tubes, and Cylinders to earn as much Energy as possible! Big numbers guaranteed!

Idle Research is the most satisfying incremental game with lots of fun things to do!


  • Cute Art - Lots of colorful and fun items!
  • Modern UI - A very simplistic, beautiful, modern, and colorful UI that's pleasing to look at!
  • Massive Numbers - Up to the e100000s is guaranteed!
  • Lots of Content - Lots of places to unlock that make numbers grow!
  • Cloud Saving - Transfer your saves to any device with just one login!
  • Made With Love - This game is being worked on by a solo developer who is very passionate!


  • Research - Research and unlock up to 18 different and colorful items!
  • Crafting - Craft items that unlock tons of features and make numbers grow!
  • Accelerators - Speed up the game with up to 62 different Accelerators!
  • Automation - There are a ton of ways to automate the game and let it play for you!
  • Mastery - Improve your Research speed by mastering your items!
  • Prestige - Reset some aspects of the game to speed things up even more!
  • Adventure - Fight enemies in 7 different zones and infinite stages!
  • Skilling - Access up to 70 different skills that boost tons of stuff!
  • Potions - Brew up to 12 different potions!
  • Simulations - Start simulations for your adventure zones and earn fragments! Buy up to 17 different upgrades!
  • ...and more!!

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Disclaimer: If you want to purchase an In-App Purchase, you must do it through Steam.


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

IdleResearch.zip 50 MB
IdleResearch_Windows.zip 45 MB

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I am wasting my time.

Is it difficult to point out that it is 64 bit software?

IdleResearch_linux.x86_64.zip :(


Even if I set my board to be full of purple flasks and one pink flask, I'm still in "flask debt". Is this intended?


I think 10 Billion freeze mode loops for an upgrade is a bit excessive.



found a few bugs since the update.

auto crafting presets aren't working right. They kind of just stop. It will do the first few just fine then just stop partway through a color. I've finished purple tube research and it would get to blue tubes and stop at only one blue tube without changing the rest after.  A similar problem happens with the flasks.

In the arena auto advance doesn't work and the go one stage forward button is missing.

Yeah I get these same issues, the auto crafting presets only go as far as the slots you have when it's initially triggered, and for me the arena auto advance didn't work for a long time... and then suddenly turned on and can't be turned off anymore so I'm stuck on stage 500 and can't get any energy to be able to get strong enough for stage 500 anymore. Guessing some sort of logic statement was backwards and supposed to disable auto advance once you get to the max stage but is instead enabling it?