Submission open from 2018-03-02 10:00:00 to 2018-03-12 11:00:00
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Try something new - create a meta game within the month of March!

What are 'meta' games?

Simply put, metagames are games about games. More specifically, metagames are games that:
    • comment on 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)

Well-known examples of metagames:

  • Abstract Art Game / Experimental Gameplay / Passage in 10 Seconds
  • Achievement Unlocked
  • Bastard Tetris
  • Cow Clicker
  • Deadpool
  • Desert Bus
  • Don't Shoot the Puppy
  • Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard
  • Frog Fractions 1 & 2
  • Game Dev Story
  • Pony Island
  • The Beginner's Guide
  • The Magic Circle
  • The Simpsons Game
  • The Stanley Parable
  • Undertale
  • You Only Live Once


  • Games must be entirely free to play until the end of voting
  • Accessible formats (web and/or Windows) and inputs (mouse and keyboard) preferred
  • Shorter experiences recommended

Where can I read more about metagames?