A downloadable game

You just woke up. You're alone. Hints are scattered through your journey.

But you can't solve the puzzle.

At least not within the game.

META is an ARG-inspired game where the puzzles are solved through literal outside-the-box thinking. Solve equations, scan QR codes, and analyze the soundtrack itself in order to find passwords and keep moving forward.

Hope you can reach the end.... If there is one



Install instructions

Due to the nature of some of the puzzles, only a ZIP file is provisioned. Download, unzip, and play to your heart's content.

For maximum enjoyment, find a QR code scanner and a spectogram analyzer. https://zxing.org/w/decode.jspx and https://academo.org/demos/spectrum-analyzer/ are good online options. Some image manipulation may be needed as well.

For some reason certain computers fail to load a D3DX compiler when reaching Room 5. If that happens, this link will do the trick https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35&44F86079-8679-400C-B...

Download

Download
META 1.1.zip 5 MB

Development log

Comments

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Good:

I like the art of this game, it feels very loose and open for thinking. I also really like the music which has a similar vibe and gets you in the zone. 

Bad:

A little bit of moon logic. in the second puzzle It took me a bit longer than it should have to understand the message in the QR code. in the third puzzle I gave up. I tried every combination of Zoey's name and I couldn't get the door to open.

Also, if you tap the arrow key, the guy doesn't do a walk animation.

Overall:

I like the art and atmosphere. The puzzles themselves are ok, but they have good ramp. This game is ok.