A downloadable metagame for Windows and macOS

Traverse seven randomly generated levels littered with hundreds of folded footnotes from Metagaming, a book by by Patrick LeMieux (@alt254) and Stephanie Boluk (@chouxsalad)!

Metagaming is about the games we play with videogames. It's a book that encourages readers not only to play in, on, around, and through videogames but also to play the book itself. That's why there are a half dozen tiny games embedded within its pages.

Toward the end we write “reading this text, writing in the margins, dog-earing pages, and bending the spine or annotating online, sharing across servers, printing out passages, or loading on e-readers are all ways of metagaming Metagaming.” So what if you we made a game out of the book? What if you skipped the book and just read the footnotes?

Footnotes invites players to explore a series of procedurally generated worlds filled with 278 footnotes from Metagaming (full text available at http://staging.manifoldapp.org/projects/metagaming.)

Updated 10/07/18 9:00AM PST to add save and continue on the first playthrough!
Updated 10/06/18 5:30PM PST to correct Xbox 360 default mappings on Win.
Updated 10/06/18 10:00AM PST to add our names to the title screen!
Updated 10/05/18 7:40PM PST with some last minute fixes :)
Thanks to @regisRquoi for finding some bugs!

Install instructions

For Win download and unzip, double or right click and open, then select more info and run anyway.

For Mac download and unzip, right-click and open, then agree to open.

Inputs default to keyboard and Xbox 360 controller but can be edited in the launch window along with resolution and graphics settings.


Footnotes Win 62 MB
Footnotes Mac 65 MB
Footnotes Soundtrack 27 MB


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