Metagames: Playing Games That Are About... Games (via @BoingBoing)


Sat, Feb 12th, 2011 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Andy Baio has compiled a listing of metagames: these are video games that are about video games and which, usually, deliberately test your patience by taking a single game mechanic and make it hard to endure.

Over the last few years, I've been collecting examples of metagames -- not the strategy of metagaming, but playable games about videogames. Most of these, like Desert Bus or Quest for the Crown, are one-joke games for a quick laugh. Others, like Cow Clicker and Upgrade Complete, are playable critiques of game mechanics. Some are even (gasp!) fun.



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