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A jam submission

Duck Duck BluesView game page

my entry for the meta game jam entry starring a duck
Submitted by Sword — 1 hour, 25 minutes before the deadline

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CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Metaness Quality#732.9823.400
Gameplay Innovation#882.1052.400
Uniqueness of Metaness#902.5432.900

Ranked from 10 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

Relevant Metaness Categories

Breaks the Fourth Wall
About Games Development
About Gaming Culture

How is your game meta (within each relevant category)?
I cry about how difficult is to develop games, and lash out at consumer culture that has created an oversaturated market of hyper-violent and hyper-realistic games, and ducks convey the thoughts of the developer to the player.... i forget the rest.

Please list any pre-made art/music/other assets that you used.
Music: Split Phase - "Animal Magnetism"
Sound FX from Foxley's BFXR Set

How many members in your team?

Team of 1

Anything you want to say to players before they play?
don't get your hopes up

EDIT: V1.1 where you can dash without stopping and walk over chicks to add them to your party is now available. Sorry for any inconvenience!

Seems there is a problem with a monster walking on water.
I also will update the controls so the player can map the keys themselves, and make it so that you only have to walk over a duck to pick it up. This update should be applied in the next day or so (4/4)

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OK, I finally uploaded a video of my playthrough, it can be found here:


Wasn't able to actually collect any of the ducks. Not sure if that was a bug, misunderstanding on my part, or intentional part of the meta. But the art was nice and the commentary amusing.

Host (1 edit)

I really like the visuals! The mouse cursor seemed not to follow my mouse after I clicked once, and none of the buttons (Z, X, A, S) seemed to do anything. (I'm playing the Mac version)


I had a bit of trouble figuring out what to do. I could move around, but it was hard to tell where to go or what the goal was. I like the look of the game though, and it seems like you have some great meta ideas!


Call me inept but I had a really hard time figuring out what to do, I know there's a readme but I'm way to lazy right now to do that... Sorry.  I may come back to this as I like the concept! The ducks!

Good work!


You can press 'M' to hide the mouse cursor (look in the readme)


Gotta say, pretty meta stuff. Would be great if you could resize the window though (or maybe I'm just dumb and haven't discovered how to move the mouse outside the window)