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“Achievement Unlocked” is a meta-game developed by John Cooney and published by Armor Games in 2008. The game focuses on unlocking achievements rather than traditional gameplay objectives like defeating enemies or completing levels. Players control a small blue elephant in a single-screen environment, where they must perform various actions to unlock achievements. These tasks range from simple movements like jumping and running to more obscure actions like doing nothing for a specific duration. The game humorously critiques the obsession with achievements in modern gaming by making the unlocking of achievements the central goal​.

The gameplay is straightforward, with players using arrow keys to move the elephant around the screen. The game presents numerous achievements to unlock, each with its unique requirements, encouraging exploration and experimentation. The minimalist design and focus on meta-gaming make “Achievement Unlocked” a unique and entertaining experience that pokes fun at the concept of in-game achievements​​.

“Achievement Unlocked” received positive reviews for its innovative approach and humorous take on the gaming industry’s achievement systems. It has been featured in books like “250 Indie Games You Must Play” and “The Game Designer’s Playlist” for its creative design. The game’s success led to the development of sequels, expanding on the original concept with new challenges and environments.