Franchise Subtitle Identifier
Games that have a (usually) unique title, but then identifies that it is a sequel, spin-off, or other affiliation to a pre-existing franchise via its subtitle.
First appeared in Rambo: First Blood Part II
A health care professional who responds to calls for emergency medical assistance outside of a hospital.
First appeared in Operation Blood
Stolen Box Art Elements
A testament of the truly lazy or thrifty box artists. This is for straight-up re-use of someone else's art elements, not for traces/reillustrations/homages.
First appeared in Jumpman
Enemy Name Callouts
A feature where enemies shout out the name of a person the player just killed, with the intent to humanize the opponents.
First appeared in Grand Theft Auto V
An alternative for Lego Minifigures that are typically found in sets aimed at a female audience.
First appeared in LEGO Friends
First appeared in Island Saver
First appeared in Kung Fu Panda
An online retro gaming streaming platform.
First appeared in Vanguard
Slow Motion Menus
Activating certain menus like weapon selection slow down gameplay but do not fully pause, incentivizing the player to hurry up their choice
First appeared in Doom
A reward system for Ubisoft games.
First appeared in Assassin's Creed II
Gymnastics is a sport where the participant performs a series of exercises that utilize strength, flexibility, balance and control. Activities can range from running, jumping, tumbling, somersaulting, flipping and balancing.
A series of card games where players flip cards over in an attempt to match pairs. As cards are flipped back over on non-pairings, it requires players to remember where each card is. Known by a variety of names (including "Pairs" and the brand-name "Memory").
First appeared in A Game of Concentration
A genre of board games involving players racing their pieces around a cruciform board. Originating with the Indian game of the same name, more common variants include Ludo and the branded variants Aggravation, Parcheesi, Sorry!, and Trouble.
First appeared in Sorry!
A board game for 2-6 players involving moving color-coded balls along a star-shaped board. Despite the name, it is not a variant of "checkers" nor is it of Chinese origin.
First appeared in Chinese Checkers
A series of board games using special rectangular "domino" tiles, in which players must add matching tiles from their hand to an ever-expanding layout on the table. The term is commonly used for either the "Block", "Draw", or "Muggins" variants.
First appeared in Mario's Game Gallery
Also known as "draughts", checkers is a group of board games involving making diagonal moves on uniformed game pieces on a checkerboard. While different variants of the game exist, the term is commonly used to describe the "American straight checkers" (or "English draughts") variant.
First appeared in Checkers
A dice game where players try to form the best combination of five dice by re-rolling certain ones, similar to five-card draw poker. Best known for its commercial derivative, known as Yahtzee.
First appeared in Mario's Game Gallery
Also known as "patience", solitaire is a genre of card games that is generally played by a single player and revolves around sorting a layout of cards in a particular manner. The term is commonly used to describe the "Klondike" variant, although many variants of the genre exist.
First appeared in FreeCell
Games available on itch.io.
First appeared in Fight 'N' Jokes
DIV Games Studio
An all-in-one suite/programming language to help users create games in DOS.
First appeared in Extreme Watersports
Nitpickers are the avian adversaries of Donkey Kong Jr.
First appeared in Donkey Kong Jr.
A 3D optimization middleware.
First appeared in EVE Online
Pixel Game Maker Engine
Games created using the Pixel Game Maker series of game development software.
First appeared in Bike Dash Excite!
Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality
Games featured in itch.io's unprecendentedly massive bundle with 100% of the proceeds going to the NAACP and bail funds for Black Lives Matter protesters.
First appeared in Super Hexagon
P3 Pinball Platform
A physical pinball platform with interchangeable playfield modules and software.
First appeared in Lexy Lightspeed – Secret Agent Showdown
The Neutrinos are a species of interdimensional aliens who are allies of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
First appeared in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters
Text To Speech
An accessibility option.
First appeared in Moonbase Alpha
Higher vampires are the intelligent species of vampire in the Witcher series who most resemble humans.
First appeared in The Witcher
The Crones, also known as the Ladies of the Wood, are the three witches--Brewess, Weavess, and Whispess--living in Crookback Bog in The Witcher 3.
First appeared in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Breaking Geneva Convention Standards
Using the Red Cross in an entertainment product is expressly forbidden by the Geneva Convention and international law, however some games don't realise that.
First appeared in MegaTraveller 2: Quest for the Ancients
Cartwheel, a basic tumbling skill, is the act of flipping ones body in a sideways hand-hand-foot-foot motion. Resembling the motion of the spokes of a large wooden wheel.
First appeared in Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance
First appeared in Spider-Man: The Videogame
Unreal Engine 5
The fifth major iteration of the Unreal Engine from Epic Games was revealed on May 13, 2020 in preparation for the new console launches of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.
First appeared in Fortnite
Smart Delivery is Xbox's official branding for forwards compatibility between Xbox One and Xbox Series X. Games with Smart Delivery can be purchased on Xbox One and then will receive a free upgrade to the Xbox Series X version upon release.
First appeared in Destiny 2
A PC based anti-cheat service.
First appeared in Ragnarok Online
Denpa, literally meaning “electromagnetic wave," is a Japanese genre term used to describe stories that involve madness and delusion, often including characters that claim to be receiving voices from radio waves.
First appeared in Shizuku
Games that feature online personalities from YouTube, Twitch, etc.
First appeared in Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures
The Spider-Slayers are a series of robots built by the Smythe Family to hunt and kill Spider-Man.
First appeared in Spider-Man 3: Invasion of the Spider-Slayers
A cross-platform video game engine.
First appeared in System Shock
The indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand.
First appeared in The New Zealand Story
Women's National Basketball Association
First appeared in NBA Live 18
Called Bigfigs for short, they are big versions of minifigures for bigger characters like the Hulk or Darkseid.
First appeared in LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
The Phantom Thieves are the persona-users in Persona 5 who band together to change the hearts of criminals by infiltrating the Metaverse and stealing their Treasure.
First appeared in Persona 5
San Jose State Spartans
San Jose State University
First appeared in NCAA Football 98
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