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A game that uses a mixture of 2D & 3D techniques. Commonly used to describe the use of either 3D graphics restricted to a 2D perceptive, or 2D graphics used to fake the appearance of a 3D perceptive.
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.
Anthropomorphism is the concept of an object, concept or character that has human qualities or traits, such as speech, a level of intelligence similar or higher than a human's and self consciousness. "Anthro" means "of human" and related to the concept of humanity.
Bats are small, very social flying mammals. They may frequent caves or haunted houses.
Winged, usually flying creatures, many of which enjoy perching on branches and defecating on unfortunate victims below.
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.
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.
A point within the game whereby the game saves its current state whether it be for the purpose of a more convenient respawn point or a gameplay design (such as in racing).
Climbing is a common tradition in games, particularly platformers. There is often a particular type of surface that can be climbed, and it has a recognizably different look than other surfaces in the game. Climbing ladders or stairs doesn't count.
When a game takes it's collectible objects (coins, rings, etc.) and arranges them to form an arrow. Usually used to tell players where to go next.
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.
When collectibles in a game are arranged to spell out a word, usually related to the game or the company that made it.
A page devoted to cataloguing and explaining appearances and the use of concept art in games.
Games that ask the player whether they are sure about the decision that they have just made.
These games let players see the credits without needing to play the game first.
An optical effect formed by beams of light contrasting against areas of shadow in the atmosphere. They are often simulated in video games through volumetric lighting.
A trap designed to kill off victims by crushing them. Commonly found in sacred temples though industrial variations (like car crushers) exist.
A non-interactive sequence within a game most often used for plot advancement.
The main line of distinction between victory or failure in video games, death is the process of a biological being ceasing to be alive.
It's all in the family.
Sometimes you want a challenge, sometimes you wanna coast.
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.
A double jump is the ability to jump while already in mid-air to get some extra lift. In reality, double jumps are not possible and violate fundamental laws of physics.
Electricity is commonly used as a damage-introducing element causing inanimate objects to become harmful (electrified water, floors, cables, etc). It can also refer to a power wielded by characters that generates sparks, is conductive to metal surfaces, forks or branches, and is often blue in color.
Frequently seen in RPGs and Fighting games, The EHI helps you calculate the current health of your opponent.
A puzzle where you have to use your surroundings, i.e. "environment" in order to progress.
When the main character at some point has to escape from a confined area, be it a dungeon, a prison cell, or a penal colony.
A door that players must go through to exit the level
This concept is for games where at least one of the main characters is female.
A cluster of platforms that have the same rotating movement as a Ferris Wheel. Thusly, they always remain in a horizontal position.
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