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Achievements are extra challenges added into video games that sometimes carry a point value or unlock bonus material, and are sometimes solely for bragging rights.
Whether a timed button press or a more complex action, these are inputs performed during attack animations to increase damage. Most often seen in the Mario RPG series.
Characters either begin with multiple outfits, unlock them through play, or purchase them as in-game items. These costumes are sometimes integral to play.
Ambient Occlusion attempts to realistically depict the way light reflects off surfaces and radiates throughout an area.
Double Fine's internal two week prototyping game jam. A number of titles created through this prototyping process have gone on to become full game releases.
The game automatically saves for you when you reach certain points. Implemented in order to reduce frustration for forgetful savers.
A location or scenery that is reminiscent of fall. Autumnal settings involve trees shedding their leaves and usually feature yellows, browns and reds.
Avatar Awards are items or clothing that are unlocked for Xbox Live avatars by completing certain tasks within the game.
A mechanic used mainly in Japanese RPGs of both the action and turn-based variety.
Hiding items, rooms, and all kinds of things behind waterfalls is one of the oldest concepts in the history of games.
Betrayal is when a person breaks the trust and faith that others have placed in them.
A boss fight is a culminating challenge that pits the player against one or more enemies representing a greater threat and/or difficulty than those previously faced. These scenarios typically feature unique antagonists.
During boss battles, sometimes the boss kills their own henchmen. This concept is often used as a way of demonstrating a boss' wrath.
Video game bosses are usually the main antagonist, and arch nemesis of the main protagonist. In most cases the end of a game is when the main character defeats the final boss.
In video games, breaking the fourth wall occurs when a game becomes aware of its nature as a game, or when a character directly acknowledges the player.
The Buddha Engine is an in-house engine used to power many of the recent Double Fine games.
When a character from an existing media franchise makes a brief appearance in a video game, sometimes without even openly acknowledging their origins.
Feline animals commonly kept as pets. There are many different breeds and varieties.
A style of animation that gives games a more hand drawn look.
A Christian holiday widely celebrated in the western world. It is often associated with festive spirit and presents.
Collectibles are items such as coins, rings, gems, packages etc. that can be gathered, usually for some kind of reward, or sometimes to simply beat a level. Often (almost too often) the source of earning achievements and trophies on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Written words that are used to describe sounds, sometimes used in comic book—inspired games, like XIII.
Most commonly found in older RPGs, fellow party members will follow exactly one square behind you/another party member.
An action that is sensitive to context. Like going up to an object and pushing a button, which would normally perform a different action, to interact with it.
Developers' pets that are listed during the credits of a game.
These games let players see the credits without needing to play the game first.
When characters shed tears - often due to extreme sadness.
A non-interactive sequence within a game most often used for plot advancement.
Darkness is used in games to restrict access, increase tension, or just to set a mood. Often the player has access to a light source that can mitigate its effect.
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