๐ŸŽฉ How Does MetaGame Work?


To understand how it works, first you need to understand where MetaGame is played. I wonโ€™t go too meta on you and say โ€œitโ€™s played anywhere & everywhereโ€ - although that would technically be true - the main places we are currently playing MetaGame are Discord, Discourse, Jitsi & Github.

  • Ideas on what to build next mostly pop-up inside the chat first. They are bounced around until thereโ€™s enough interest.

  • Then itโ€™s time to collect feedback & write up a thread about it on the forums before it gets lost in the noise.

  • Whoever likes the idea then makes it a topic of discussion on one of the calls.

  • There, we figure out whether is it worth it & feasible to pursue it (now?) or nah.

  • If yes, we figure out the next steps and get on with it.

Throughout this whole process, most contributions are automagically tracked & contributors rewarded with XP. Most, because some contributions are happening outside the system & some are just not accounted for properly - so we gather around the virtual campfire and fix that.

One of MetaGameโ€™s organs, called AraCred, then contacts the DAO and tells it itโ€™s time to reward the players by minting some Seed tokens, based on their portion of XP created. This is the part where efforts to game the system fail ๐Ÿ™ƒ.

Seeds are what allow MetaGamers to cash-in their contributions by either selling them or planting them & waiting.

The Meme

At the heart of MetaGame, however, is the meme. The MetaMeme, the MetaGoal, the MetaDream or however the fuck you wanna call it.

  • The idea we possess the right tools to build better functioning societies.

  • The idea we can revolutionize the world from the comfort of our living rooms.

  • The idea we may, in fact, have fun pursuing this path. And who doesnโ€™t want progression through life and work itself to be more fun. ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Around this meme, there formed a community of like-minded people. These people are what makes the heart of MetaGame tick. They are pumped; to meme MetaGame into reality by building on and around it.

Minimum Viable Stack

  • We got the meme & the people converging around it.

  • Got chats, forums & voices to coordinate around building it out.

  • Then we use things like Github & Substack for actual building.

  • Under the surface, there are SourceCred, AraCred & Aragon, powering our accounting & rewarding systems.

  • Finally, Uniswap; mediating between the effort & money supporters.

  • And there you have it! Thatโ€™s how MetaGame works!

People, driven by a meme, empowered by the tools, and motivated by the inter-relational & winning feedback loops. Simple as that.

This was by no means a full list of tools weโ€™re using. If you want it (and let us know), weโ€™ll tell you more about all the tools at the core of MetaGame & everything happening around it. From website & wiki software, to the podcast, interspace and whatever.

Feeling driven & motivated?

Well, why not start right now? You may go and read the How to Play article, or just go straight to contributing; simply by writing โ€œhey, I want to helpโ€ on the #meta-square1.

Does this explain it well enough? Let us know whatโ€™s missing, please.