This article is now obsolete. Clippy (in the game usually referred to as "Paperclip") is based on Microsoft Office Assistant, Clippit, a digital assistant that first appeared in Microsoft Office 97 and was later removed in Microsoft Office 2007. Often nicknamed as "Clippy". Clippy was infamous for being intrusive.

In Progressbar95, he is a pop-up, appearing in some game modes. He is also the character appearing in the game's tutorials.

Normal game

Clippy has five ways to attack the player.

  1. It can appear with a speech bubble saying: "Hello!", "Let me help!", "I'm so happy!", "I miss you!" or "I love you!." In this form, it will move slowly towards the progress bar and knock it around. It can be closed by clicking "OK". For Valentine's day, the last message would always display. This pop-up also appears in Progress Defender, where the only thing he says is "Hello!". He cannot collide with the progress bar, but he can collide with Firewalls, Antiviruses and Generators.
  2. It can also appear holding a stick of dynamite and will have a red speech bubble reading, "I have a present!". Clippy will still move towards the player and can be closed by clicking "OK", but if the player touches Clippit in this form after it materializes fully, it will cause a blue screen of death and make the player lose a life, even if the player has the god mode cheat on.
  3. In the third form, it will move across the screen and say, "La la la!," making it difficult to move the progress bar across the screen. This type of Clippy is not affected by the block popups cheat.
  4. In the fourth form, Clippy will appear in a window asking the player if they want to delete all of their progress. There are two variants of this pop-up.
    • The user has two choices. In one version of this form, the choices will be to reject ("No. Go away!") or accept Clippy's request ("Yes, restart now!"). If the player accepts the request, Clippy will say "That was a joke! Sorry" and the player will go back to the system select screen.
    • In another version, the choices will be to remind me later or to close the window. Either choice will result in the window being closed. However, there is also a timer that counts down from 15 seconds. If the time runs out, the system will automatically restart.
  5. In the last form, Clippy will hold a 4x sign, saying "Don't press!", and display a timer that counts down until it will automatically disappear. If the player presses the OK button, 4 normal Clippys will spawn and the original Clippy will disappear, saying, "I told you!." This was added in update 0.5.


In Progresstein3d, Clippy has three ways to attack the player.

  1. Normal: The original Clippy. It moves left and right. Sometimes, Clippy is stationary. It can be killed. Touching it does nothing.
  2. Gun: Clippy shoots a bullet with his gun. Getting hit by a bullet in Progresstein3d will deduct 5% from the progressbar, similar to getting a pink segment.
  3. Explosive: Clippy has a dynamite. It moves left and right. Sometimes, this type of Clippy is stationary. Touching it will cause a BSOD.

Shooting a Clippy with gun or dynamite will turn into a normal Clippy.


In ProgressbarOS

As a pop-up

Normal game




  • Although Clippy did not recieve any updates to its appearance after Microsoft Office 2007 or existed before Microsoft Office 97, it still gets a new look in Progressbar 10 and in Progressbar 1.
  • Clippy can also appear with a speech bubble that says ":)))))" when you are less than 1% from a component upgrade. This will not affect gameplay in any way.

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