on April 17, 2015

Massively multiplayer online crowdsourced games (MMOCGs) are very smart. I’m not sure of their specific history, but one of the first to become well known was Twitch Plays Pokemon. Another popular and innovative game that is currently ongoing is The Button. A cardinal feature of MMOCGs is the complex, emergent culture that they generate.


, on March 17, 2014

DOGE2048 is based on 2048. Check out 2048 in 4D. And now a subreddit devoted to the game.

Incrementer Games

on October 31, 2013

A new genre of video game!
Criteria: runs in a browser using javascript, innocuously easy entry with a steady complexity curve (usually involving some sort of counter that starts at 0), mandatory time sinks, no social or pay to win features.
The best of these surprise the player and keep her just barely constantly doing something.

An honorable mention, which doesn’t fit the browser criteria, is Little Inferno.
Updates as more good ones are made.


, on October 25, 2011

Accelerator is a brutal, high in tension, demanding of focus, and quite fun don’t-hit-the-walls game.

Kern Type

, on October 10, 2011

Kern Type is a kerning game, and the website author writes that more design games are in the works.
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