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consists of 4 releases.
Released Oct 17, 2006
Strategy games which encourage users to eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate.
First starting out as simple machines throwing stones, artillery has evolved greatly and is an important weapon in war.
Whether you're trying to stay alive for a certain time period or just trying to gain the upper hand in a fight, being able to make a barricade is crucial to your survival.
A Build Queue allows a production unit or structure to immediately build a new unit once the current unit is finished building.
The concept of establishing colonies and/or maintaining them either as resource nodes (as in civilization) or as part of the general game concept (Anno series, Colonization)
The act of building something. Using resources to build units, buidlings, structures of any kind.
CTRL 1-9 = CTRL Group. Crucial to battlefield success, using Control Groups in most RTS games allows one to better manage ones forces.
A destructible environment means the player has the ability to destroy his/her surroundings. This allows players to use the environment to their advantage.
The 2006 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California on May 10-12.
Games that include a simulated economy which the player(s) can affect.
An Expansion brings new missions, modes & new story elements to a full product title. Expansions typically require a full version game to function, but there are also stand-alone packs as well.
A staple in both the real-time and turn-based strategy genres, Fog of War simulates the unknowns of the battlefield by covering areas of the map, to be progressively revealed by the player.
Havok Physics (Havok) is a physics API developed by Irish company Havok and released in 2000. It is used in video games as a physics engine, allowing for realistic interactions between in-game entities.
Equines that go 'neigh' and tend to eat hay. Some are the stars of motion pictures. The truest of companions to many adventurers.
Hotkeys allow advanced players to map game functions to a single button on a keyboard for quick and easy access.
Logging is the process of cutting down trees for timber. This is an important aspect in many strategy games.
In real time strategy games, Macromanagement or "macro" is a loose term used to describe the ability to produce units.
Micromanagement is the act of increasing the efficiency and longevity of units during a battle, or managing equipment, statistics and abilities on an obsessive level.
Armed forces. The arm of government that deals with fighting wars and protecting a nation from external or internal threats
The minimap is a small, simplified version of a larger map. This plays a vital role in many games, especially Real Time Strategy, where it is important to have an overview of the entire map.
A member of any number of tribes or ethnic groups, indigenous to regions of North America which are now part of the United States. Many of these groups continue to exist as intact legal and political entities.
Characters controlled by the game for players to interact with, as opposed to player characters which are controlled by whomever is playing the game.
PhysX is a realtime physics engine middleware originally developed by Ageia and now maintained by nVidia. It is the only currently available physics engine that supports hardware acceleration.
Piercing weapons are designed primarily for stabbing and puncturing to cause damage rather than slicing or cutting. Examples include knives, daggers, spears, lances, needles, shivs or improvised weapons such as ice picks.
For some reason or another, Your Majesty, you simply can't build any more units. I don't know, go build some houses or something.
A physics system used to procedurally generate body movement similar to rag dolls.
The ability to automatically assign fresh troops to a designated location.
Mostly in games that involve strategy. It involves special attributes determining the strengths and weaknesses of each move, species, character or type. One attribute is strong against another attribute, and weak against another, often in a circular fashion.
Classic form of numbering that gives things a more regal feel.
The assault on a city, or classically a castle, by an opposing force with intentions of conquest or pillaging. This is commonly accompanied by siege weaponry.
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