Games about Games

Andy Baio (and Mefighter waxpancake) writes: "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." [via]

  1. I’ve played an embarassing number of these, and never heard of a great deal more. I’m afraid to try I Want To Be The Guy though, having heard tales of its torment.

  2. For further reading: an article on metagames that has you track your progress in reading it.

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