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Adventure Game Studio (AGS) is a freeware tool that can be used to create Sierra and LucasArts-style adventure games.
The Bangsian Fantasy is a fantasy trope where famous historical or literary individuals interact within the after-life. It was named after John Kendrick Bangs who often wrote in said manner.
Some games have included developers commentary. These comments can be in text form, audio that plays in the game or the menus, or video. Sometimes they are just added in the collectors editions.
When a prominent character is voiced by a member of the development team. The authors Clive Barker and Harlan Ellison are good examples of this.
Digital Distribution is the concept of purchasing digital media via the internet and having it sent to the user directly via the internet. No physical representation of this content is given but the content resides on the users hard drive and is legally owned by them.
This concept is for games where at least one of the main characters is female.
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.
A digital distribution platform that focuses on providing DRM-free computer games, both old and new.
A digital storefront which donates some of its profits to charity.
“Indie” or “independently developed” games are video games which are developed by a studio without the support of an external publisher.
Indie Royale sells bundles of independent games for cheaper than they would cost purchased separately. Purchasers can choose to pay more than the current minimum to lower the minimum price for others.
Games that have had an Original Soundtrack album released.
Point and click is an interface featured in a specific kind of adventure game, where players click on objects and characters to interact with them.
Some games bought at physical stores and online retailers can be activated on Steam using its CD key. Some come with compulsory Steam activation, while for others it is optional.
These games are designed to be played by one person, and one person only.
Steam is a digital distribution service owned by Valve. Originally created to distribute its own games, Steam has since expanded to become the de facto standard for digital distribution of PC games, and supports community features, downloadable content and achievements. Starting 2010, Steam now offers Mac games; Linux games were added in 2012.
Valve's counterpart to Microsoft's popular achievement system.
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.
Voice Acting is the art of providing voices for characters in games, television shows, films, radio programs, and other forms of media.
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