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A dark power that is usually the cause for the world's strife. The curse can only be broken after the protagonist (or band of protagonists) defeats several dangerous trials.
Players can design a base or dungeon for their characters to inhabit.
A large omnivorous mammal that can be white, brown, or black. Despite their ferociousness, they are also associated with being soft and cuddly, as in teddy bears. Bears are also known to eat stairs. Scientists say that because "bears eat stairs" rhymes the bears are naturally inclined to do so.
A philosophical and religious system based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama.
Feline animals commonly kept as pets. There are many different breeds and varieties.
Some games let players customize their character (or characters). Degree of customization may vary, with some games simply allowing to choose between different types of clothes, while others provide more detailed tinkering of features such as the distance between a character's eyes or hair color.
The main line of distinction between victory or failure in video games, death is the process of a biological being ceasing to be alive.
Farming is the act of growing plants and raising animals for food.
These spooky entities are the spirits of the dead, returned from beyond their graves for generally sinister purposes. There's generally about even odds whether a particular ghost will be helpful or malevolent towards the living, but some ghosts just want to be left alone entirely.
Some video games utilize a system that has the player occasionally consuming food items to keep their hunger under control. Ignoring it can result in decreased stamina, or in some cases, death of the player's character and a "Game Over" screen.
Pursuing and killing or capturing wild animals for sport or food.
Whether a character never ages or is invincible, immortality represents the inability to die. Sometimes this is a blessing, sometimes it is a curse. Either way it usually makes for an interesting game mechanic.
Meditating is often used as a means to regenerate mana faster.
The extraction of valuable minerals from the earth.
Oftentimes developers will release the tools they used to create a title to the fans that play it. This Mod Support allows normal gamers to re-define their gaming experience and share their work with the public, promoting creativity and community.
Many games such as Shin Megami Tensei, God of War, or Too Human base their story off of or utilize elements from the order of the cosmos as perceived by humans both ancient and modern.
Pandas are black and white bears that live mainly in China and zoos. It is an endangered species.
Picking the gender of your character can help immerse you in the game world. Sometimes this leads to different abilities in-game, sometimes it means nothing at all.
A public testing period is, or has been, offered for the general public prior to sale or general availability. Access is generally granted through giveaways, preorders, or crowd-funding rewards.
A gathering of people who believe in the same higher power(s), and follow the rules laid out by the mortals chosen to be their prophets. Video games generally try to shy away from negatively portraying real religions to avoid controversy, however they make ample use of fictional in-game religions.
Whether it's to restore your health, save your game, just for the hell of it, or all of the above, sleeping in games has numerous uses.
A Slice-of-Life game portrays the mundane day-to-day existence of a fairly unremarkable person. Note this is the game's entire focus, and not simply setting things up before the main story starts.
A digital distribution service owned by Valve Corporation. Originally created to distribute Valve's own games, Steam has since become the de facto standard for digital distribution of PC games.
Valve's counterpart to Microsoft's popular achievement system.
Steam Cloud is a built in feature in some Steam games, it synchronizes game saves, settings and other data to the internet for access from any computer that has Steam installed.
Steam Trading Cards is a built in feature in the Steam client. It lets users collect cards from certain games and trade them and receive rewards for complete sets.
A website where you can submit, find, rate, and download new content and modifications for some Steam games.
A philosophical and religious tradition which originated in pre-historic China
These games have significant plot points that deal with hunting for treasure. Treasure in this instance is a physical non-living item one can hold and obtain. Examples include gold, jewels, the Holy Grail, alien artifacts, marble, etc.
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