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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.
Supply and Demand are the two fundamental forces that guide an economy. Many games feature these two forces in either a self-contained or player-driven fashion.
Valve's counterpart to Microsoft's popular achievement system.
The act of buying a particular good for a low price at one location, and selling it at another location for a higher price, resulting in a profit.
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.
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.
Games that include a simulated economy which the player(s) can affect.
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.
A feature in some games on the GOG.com service. Unlocked only while using the GOG Galaxy client.
GamersGate is a client-free digital distribution service.
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