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Sure, these days have almost every game sporting the newfangled 3D, but way back when, everyone had to live with plain old 2D. 2D, or two dimensions, limit the game to scrolling backgrounds, but some games even now make use of this basic concept.
Abandonware refers to computer software that is no longer sold nor supported, sometimes because of unclear copyright ownership reasons.
Advisors are experts (in their respective fields) whose job is to offer advice regarding everything from city planning to world domination.
A philosophical and religious system based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama.
Capitalism is an economic system that supports private property and financial gain.
Chiptunes are musical compositions that are synthesized by a computer or console sound chip.
A group of platoons, typically four, which are each in turn a group of squads.
The act of building something. Using resources to build units, buidlings, structures of any kind.
Either a force of over arching evil or a parody of the real world. The corporation is a common concept found in Video Games.
Any weapon that shoots laser and plasma beams or energy bolts rather than conventional bullets.
A theme used very often in fantasy and sci-fi settings is that of a brutal, totalitarian empire or kingdom whose armies oppress the common people. Evil Empires appear under many names in various game worlds, including simply "The Empire".
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.
In the Dune universe, the Fremen are a group of people that inhabit the planet Arrakis. They are superb warriors and are the only people able to survive the harsh environment of Arrakis.
The Galactic Empire was the galactic government established by Supreme Chancellor Palpatine in the Star Wars Universe.
Games based on literature. This does not include licenses of another adaptation.
It is believed that Frank Herbert's Dune books were the first to popularize the concept of a giant worm that is capable of devouring a person whole without even noticing it.
House Atreides, of the water planet Caladan, is a powerful noble family. They are constantly at odds with house Harkonnen.
House Corrino is the ruling house in Frank Herbert's Dune books. Its elite warriors, the Sardaukar, are well-known for their efficiency and loyalty to the emperor.
House Harkonnen is a powerful noble family in Frank Herbert's Dune books.
House Ordos is a powerful organization created specifically for Westwood Studios' Dune games.
Islam is a monotheistic religion articulated by the Qur'an. A text considered by its adherents to be the word of God given to Muhammad, considered by the Muslims to be the last prophet of God.
Games that may no longer be sold because the rights to them are split in such a way that no one has the rights to sell them.
These games are based off of established licenses, such as movies, comics, or TV shows. Examples are the James Bond 007 and Spider-Man franchises.
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.
Sometimes one playable character just isn't enough.
Passwords are codes used to save a player's progress, primarily during the 8-bit era and, to a lesser extent, the 16-bit era.
A form of copy protection using a physical object such as a wheel, manual, or dongle.
The act of killing a monarch. Generally characters involved are portrayed as traitors or revolutionaries.
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.
The act of acquiring resources for the purpose of building structures and/or unit construction. Resource gathering is a staple of the RTS (Real Time Strategy) genre.
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