A downloadable manifesto

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A Manifesto for the Small Games Movement, or a bunch of nonsense I think is important & hope to see in the game development community in the future.


Most people don't have time to make or play long games- The solution to this is Small Games.

  • Small Games should be 10 minutes or less and it's best if they're playable in a we browser.
  • Scope it down.

  • There's no requirements for being a Small Games dev.
  • Don't worry about "quality".
  • Be sincere and personal in your work.
  • Games should let you experience something you can't in real life.
  • Make games you want everyone to play.
  • Make games you want only one person to play.
  • Make mini masterpieces.
  • Make absolute garbage.

  • Make you games and tools accessible.
  • Support your fellow game makers & tool creators.
  • Bring new people into the development scene.
  • Lift up other voices.
  • Be respectful- There's no room for bigots in the Small Games Movement

  • Have fun.

See also: On Small Games by Lorenzo Pilia


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This is great!

Thank ya!


Agree with this so much!