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Welcome to the Meta Game Jam, where you create a metagame in two weeks!
What are 'meta' games?
Simply put, metagames are games about games. More specifically, metagames are games that:
• comment on / deconstruct / parody / satire game design, game mechanics, games development, or game culture; and/or
• heavily feature the use of meta-references (such as breaking the fourth-wall) or other metafiction elements; and/or
• provide a level of abstraction above an existing 'game' (e.g. gamification, ARGs, analysing opponents/strategies in esports)
Discord and Twitter:
When you submit, you will be able to tag your game with different metaness categories (some prizes will be tied to these categories):
See the 'Where can I read more about metagames?' section below for more information.
There will be two weeks of public voting after submissions closed on the following categories:
Note: you don't have to aim to score well in each category (e.g. a serious non-fun metagame is also fine!).
Please to leave feedback on any game you rate! It's more helpful than just a number, and it helps them find your game :)
Can I update my game after the deadline?
Yes! The game jam is meant to motivate you, not hold you back!
Where can I download the logo? Can I put it in my game?
You can download the logo here, and you are welcome (and encouraged) to include it as a splash screen for your game!
What platform should I create my game for?
You are allowed to create a game for any platform; however, it is highly recommended that you create a game for the browser and/or as a Windows executable (Mac and Linux versions are a bonus - the more platforms, the better). Games created only for other platforms are less likely to be played by our YouTubers/streamers and other participants, and will receive less feedback and ratings as a result.
Can I use other peoples' work in my game?
We do not take responsibility for any unauthorised uses of other peoples' work (e.g. music, sound, art) and any consequences that may result from its use. Please use work that you are authorised to use or that you created from scratch yourself.
Do I keep the rights to my game?
Yes! You keep the rights to everything you create for this game jam.
Is there any restriction on game engines?
Nope! You are free to use whichever game engine you like - including your own custom-built engines - as long as you create your game-specific code and assets from scratch.
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