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Ultra-Indie Daily Dose: METAMAZE Asks You To Follow Your 3Dreams

I often dream of a four-dimensional existence. No, that’s not true. But how cool would it be if I did? Well, that’s the theme of today’s Daily Dose. METAMAZE is a short platformer about a 2D person who wishes theywere three. 

Created by itch.io user Papercookies, METAMAZE begins as a low-stress 2D platformer. The character hops along, recounting their dream of a world not just of left and right, but of forward and backward as well. Eventually, you get to enter this 3D world, and for a brief moment, the game is a fascinating mix of 2D and 3D. 

Of course, we should all be careful what we wish for. METAMAZE is not exactly a scary game in the traditional sense, but it certainly raises some existential dread. Matched with the interesting aesthetic of the 3D world and the surprisingly great sound design, METAMAZE hit a weird stressful center of my brain. But like, in a good way.

You can try out METAMAZE for yourself by clicking here. And check out the rest of Papercookies’ library by clicking here. They seem to make one cool new game every month, going on two years. 

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