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Characters that are described and interact with the character primarily or only via audio (most often through dialogue, but usually also using some audio effects). As opposed to cutscenes which often emulate film, the way aural characters are presented in games often more closely parallels radio dramas and other audio-exclusive media.
The most prestigious awards in the British videogame calender, the BAFTA Video Game Award honour the achievements of the best game developers and their games.
When you have a code number or a password to type to use a device, you have to type the code
Games that ask the player whether they are sure about the decision that they have just made.
Developers' pets that are listed during the credits of a game.
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.
It's all in the family.
Some games have included developers commentary. These comments can be in text form, audio that plays in the game or the menus, or video. Sometimes they are just added in the collectors editions.
The concept of purchasing media and having it delivered over the internet. No physical representation of this content is given, and although the content resides on the user's hard drive they are typically granted a license to the product, rather than ownership of it.
Voice actors don't always get an NPC to represent them. Sometimes voices have no visible speaker.
Down syndrome (DS or DNS) or Down's syndrome, also known as trisomy 21, is a genetic disorder caused by the presence of all or part of a third copy of chromosome 21.
Games that were only available through digital distribution, then later released on physical media.
An Easter Egg is an intentionally hidden cheat or hidden content in a video game, also known as a "secret".
A digital distribution platform operated by Epic Games.
This concept is for games where at least one of the main characters is female.
First-Person is a vantage point that attempts to simulate looking through a game character's eyes. It is most commonly found in first-person shooters, racing games, and visual novels, and to a lesser extent in other genres, such as RPGs, 3D platformers, and adventure games.
These faucets are functional.
Toilets that can be used in-game. Neat, but easily abused, which seriously impacts virtual water conservation.
The 2014 Game Developers Choice Awards celebrate the best games of 2013.
The concept of a game referencing another game through mockery, parody or even directly. A game reference to the same franchise does not count.
At E3 2013, Microsoft announced their Games with Gold campaign. The campaign offered two downloadable games a month for free for Xbox Live Gold subscribers for a limited number of months. On October 18, 2013, Microsoft stated they were extending the promotion indefinitely.
A glitch is an action performed within the bounds of a game engine that was not intended by the game's developers. Glitches are often performed by the player, though they can also occur independently.
A digital distribution platform that focuses on providing DRM-free computer games, both old and new.
Rooms that are either invisible or extremely hidden. Players are rewarded with health, easter eggs, weapons or traps.
A digital storefront which donates some of its profits to charity.
“Indie” or “independently developed” games are video games which are developed by a studio without the support of an external publisher.
The ability of a player to interact with items or geometry in the game world, whether for story or gameplay reasons or simply for immersion.
A gameplay mechanic allowing players to store their items and freely carry them around.
An umbrella term for any sexual orientation or gender identity that is not straight.
Games that incorporate licensed music from popular bands and musicians for their soundtracks.
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