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Meta VNs / VNs that experiment with the interface and the narrative

a collection by Crazypreacher · last updated 2020-09-25 01:14:43
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Interactive Fiction
A dark retelling of a forgotten fairytale in a visual novel form
Visual Novel

Occasionally breaks the fourth wall; other than that, the demo on the whole is pretty meta - you're reading a visual novel about someone who, effectively, is also reading a visual novel

Escape your other self
Visual Novel

Breaking of the fourth wall only happens during one of the routes, but technically, I think, it fits

Fake-date boys to find out which one killed your father!
Visual Novel
A gothic tale about revenge & the different faces of love. VNs Now 2015 EVN Game of the Year.
Visual Novel

It's not 'meta', strictly speaking; however, the game's page promises  'a unique twist to the visual novel decision making medium' and definitely delivers on that promise. The point of view was quite unusual, and I think that it definitely deserves a place on the "narrative experiments list".

GIF
Will you write the way into her heart?
Visual Novel
A game about a girl that wants to make dubstep. Help her do that!
Visual Novel