What is the term/genre for games like Candy Box 1/2 and A Dark Room, where there's almost nothing at first but then it grows?
Wikipedia says it's a role-playing game... but... I don't know how they got that.... Anyway, that's too broad a category; I'm looking for a term that's specific to this type of game.
A quick Google search for "candy box genre" led me to this review, which said (not particularly helpfully):
It’s hard to pin down what genre it is too because while it seems fairly RPG-ish, it isn’t, really. But, I’m not entirely sure WHAT to call it, so we’ll just call it “Candy Box!” genre.
So, what's the term or genre for these types of games?