A 2-player online board game
MetaSquares is a two-player board game I designed for Metacreations, makers of Kai's Power Tools and other graphics software. Kai Krause did the game art, Phil Clevenger designed the user interface, and Ian Gilman programmed it. Over 100,000 people played it during the year it ran on America Online (1996-1997).
MetaSquares a bit like tic-tac-toe, but instead of trying to get three in a row you are trying to get four in a square. Two players take turns placing pieces on an 8 by 8 board. When a player gets four pieces at the corners of a square, the square is drawn in and the player gets points. Squares may be any size or tipped at any angle. Bigger squares get more points.
The game is easy to learn, challenging to master, and beautiful to watch, thanks to nifty artwork from the Metacreations folks. You can play with anyone else logged into the same network, and even chat with them as you play. The more you win, the higher your rating.
MetaSquares is currently looking for a new home online. I know it's been a long time, but I haven't given up. If you would like to be notified by email when it becomes available again, please join the MetaSquares mailing list:
MetaSquares developed a loyal following of fans. Every week I get email from players who still want the game back online. Several players built detailed web sites explaining their strategies.
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