Arrow keys to move.

Submission to a youtube jam where everyone had to jam off the same art kit.
Art kit used: Micro Roguelike

"METAMAZE is not exactly a scary game in the traditional sense, but it certainly raises some existential dread." - Dread XP
"A multidimensional oddity well worth checking out." - Alpha Beta Gamer

game by adam pype
game-a-month #23

StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, HTML5
Rating
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
(136 total ratings)
Authorpapercookies
GenrePlatformer
Made withUnity
Tags2D, 3D, Horror, Minimalist, Narrative, Short

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yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeah, it was really interesting, i wish if it was something more..

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It's very funy to play your game

yea

So yes

very well made. 

Just a quick bug report, when I went to the far left to see what was there, I ended up falling into the empty void and respawned in mid-air, tried air-moving back during spawning and ended up respawning into one of the blocks.

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Very fun mechanic, moving in a 3d world by platforming in 2d. Don't think I've ever seen that mechanic before.

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Wait is the ending when it says "what have I done"

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I found this game by searching for platformers tagged Horror.

I love it! I didn't finish it as I got lost in the maze but the atmosphere and the premise, how the 3D dimension came up when I thought it was just hypothetical and scrolled down...

I enjoy this game a ton. Thanks for making it. 5 Stars

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how many times do i loop, this is my 5th time

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I thought this scene was intentional. But it wasn't. lol 

the ending I got after restarting was definitely awesome. cool!!

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does the game end when the screen fades to black and it says "what have i done"

I've been wandering in the maze for the past 30 minutes- is there an actual ending?

yes!!

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I think waiting for something to happen is both a great and awful choice. Great because it’s unique and not seen in many games, but on the other side it was tremendously unintuitive and I had to read the comment section for explanation. I was ready to turn it off before I read that comment.

Where is the sound effects

i made them myself!

No I meant I don’t hear them.  Well now I do Great game I jumped

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Got softlocked. lol

same

THIS IS AMAZING!!! It was kinda hard at the beginning and I wasn't expecting much from it, but it came out as a great game with a plot! Thank you for this masterpiece

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Others have mentioned how the 3D realm isn't truly 3D because the character is still largely moving only in 2D; I think this fits perfectly with the fact that thinking outside of the dimension you exist within is incredibly difficult. (Try imagining a 5th dimension and the logics therein.) The character dreamt of forward and back, sacrificing up and down, and still in both existences they are trapped in one fact: there is no goal, no 'point' that they aim for. Their dissatisfaction with their reality traps them in a new, discomforting realm, with the same vacuum of purpose staring from the meta.

This game is good at inciting a spiral of analysis because I could go on.

And of course, the inbetween, where you navigate the 3D maze with the 2D platformer is *chef's kiss*

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This game shows you to be careful what you wish for . The end was good.

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If you can't jump, isn't still 2d?

PLOTS!!

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And this, kids is why we burned the N64 over a fire, which we put out with holy water

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Very interesting game.

It's a neat take on how a 2d platformer character could influence something in the third dimension.

And it also serves as a reminder that while folks tend to dream of greener pastures, you can never be certain of what you'll find on the other side.

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What I found kind of funny is that even while "3D" the character was still technically 2D. Sure, the perspective seems 3D, but the walls and the character sprite all still look 2D, and the character only ever moves in 2 dimensions. It's almost as if the character can't even imagine a 3rd plane of existence...

Anyways, I really loved this game! Pretty good writing and interesting mechanic (though the infinite respawning without any consequences made it seem a bit trivial and tedious). The platforming section was really fun, and the maze had a great atmosphere, I could totally see that part getting turned into an actual horror game. My only issue was that I had to start over once because my game was bugged and wasn't progressing to the 3D phase when I stood still, but it took me quite a few minutes to realize that. It was my first time playing, so I just figured it was part of the game and I was supposed to keep going or keep waiting until something changed. Restarting fixed it though and the 3D part triggered no problem.

A neat little game 5-10 min with a 3d gimmick.

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tetas

Cool!

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i love this game for as short as it is, even though people say it's a platformer  even though it is not. it's not a 3D maze game either, it's different. the story OH THE STORY I loved it., it shows to be content with what you have and the way they do it is AMAZING.

in conclusion i give it 5 stars

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Nice! Fun progression, although I became lost a bunch :D

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I enjoyed the game it had a cool story I played the web version and it ran very smooth which is often a problem with the web version i would recomend this to a friend if i had any

nice platformer

but the 3d maze part is hard to control

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ugh...oh ugh-
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I enjoyed the small lesson about being careful about what you wish for. Papercookies in the near future  I plan on playing your other titles. Thanks for making Metamaze.

Pretty good game! The simplistic art style fit in with what the character was experiencing. I liked the decent movement as well!

hey guys is the game suppose to close on me as a black screen because it happened to me and I don't know if the game is done or not

It's done mydude

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GAMEPLAY WALKTHROUGH (POSTED FOR LAST TIME)

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awesome experience, i have never seen befor something like this

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excellent stuff! kind of a shame to leave it at that, i'd be glad to see more!

This game was really unique and had a great sense of foreboding. Really recommended! I played it on stream and made a highlight if it's helpful to you or anyone thinking about playing. https://www.twitch.tv/videos/783781192?filter=highlights&sort=time

Amazing game! The ending really scared me there.

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