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The ability to fling oneself around an environment gracefully. Wall-running, jumping, massive drops, climbing, and other physical activities are what acrobatics is all about.
Adventure Game Studio (AGS) is a freeware tool that can be used to create Sierra and LucasArts-style adventure games.
Attributes are a numerical representation of a character's abilities who have their roots in RPGs. Today, attributes have spilled over to a wide range of game genres.
A rogue character who doesn't obey the law, bandits are known to steal from people for their own selfish gain.
The boar were one of the most feared animals in Medieval Europe during the Middle Ages.
Games that let you choose the path you take through the story-line.
Games are sometimes divided by chapters, sections, acts, etc.
Classes are different archetypes and playstyles that players can choose to play their game with.
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.
Elves who have often been corrupted in some manner, changing their skin tone and leaving them with an evil demeanor.
Sometimes designers add old-school things on purpose to enhance game design. These games tend to be heavily inspired by hardware limitations of older systems. NES, Atari 2600, and early computer platforms (DOS, Commodore 64, MSX, etc...) are common sources of inspiration.
Sometimes you want a challenge, sometimes you wanna coast.
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.
Dryads are tree nymphs from Greek mythology. They have made appearances in a number of games.
Ahh, eating... We can't live without it, and, apparently, neither can some characters. From snakes to dots, games have odd ways of dishing out their dishes.
Heroes can only fight for so long. If they don't get rest or are able to recuperate, their performance will suffer (and so might they).
This concept is for games where at least one of the main characters is female.
A gaming genre of its own, but also frequently featured as a mini-game in other titles, especially RPGs.
Foxes are wolf-like mammals, many having red fur. They are thought of as tricksters, underdogs, or for women, if you're foxy, then you're sexy.
Freeware games are those which have their full versions legally free to download or otherwise obtain.
A group of frost people from Jotunheim, one of the Nine Realms.
The gelatinous cube is a monster created by Gary Gygax for Dungeons & Dragons, a ten foot cube of malevolent jelly that absorbs and consumes all organic material in its path.
Some video games utilize a system that has the player occasionally consuming food items to keep their hunger under control. Ignoring it can result in decreased stamina, or in some cases, death of the player's character and a "Game Over" screen.
Pursuing and killing or capturing wild animals for sport or food.
Sometimes, a key just won't cut it. When you really need to get through a locked door or open a sealed chest, you need a certified master of unlocking, complete with a lock-pick.
Many games such as Shin Megami Tensei, God of War, or Too Human base their story off of or utilize elements from the order of the cosmos as perceived by humans both ancient and modern.
Pixel art refers to digital images composed of visible pixels, drawn with individual pixel-level intent and precision.
Third-party developers and publishers occasionally engage in the practice of releasing a title or piece of DLC on only one platform for any number of reasons. Sometimes these are permanent while others are only platform exclusive for a certain window of time.
Point and click is an interface featured in a specific kind of adventure game, where players click on objects and characters to interact with them.
Puzzles may need to be solved before the player can progress to the next section of the game. Often it may not be clear to players exactly what the puzzle is, or whether the an in-game items needs to be attained before it is even possible to solve it.
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