A downloadable metagame for Windows and macOS
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!
|Published||13 days ago|
|Release date||14 days ago|
|Author||Patrick LeMieux and Stephanie Boluk|
|Tags||3d-pageturner, procedurally-generated-chapbook, reading-simulator|
|Average session||A few minutes|
|Inputs||Keyboard, Xbox controller, Gamepad (any)|
|Accessibility||Subtitles, Configurable controls|
|Links||Metagaming, Twitter, Twitter|
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.