A Dark Room is the obvious inspiration, though CivClicker lacks the beautiful prose style. I don't expect any Idle Game to be as creative and personally affecting as A Dark Room.
On the other hand, CivClicker is a great deal more involved than CookieClicker and Clicking Bad. But that's not saying much.
If you're looking for somewhere intermediate to start, try the great-granddaddy of Idle Games: CandyBox. If you're patient for the first few minutes, you just might be rewarded.