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When a game allows the player to pet animals encountered in the environment. Some games are all about this.
The game automatically saves for you when you reach certain points. Implemented in order to reduce frustration for forgetful savers.
Bats are small, very social flying mammals. They may frequent caves or haunted houses.
A large omnivorous mammal that can be white, brown, or black. Despite their ferociousness, they are also associated with being soft and cuddly, as in teddy bears. Bears are also known to eat stairs. Scientists say that because "bears eat stairs" rhymes the bears are naturally inclined to do so.
When the player character (re)visits a certain area or location that was also present in a previous game, or visited later on in the same game, with some alterations.
Winged, usually flying creatures, many of which enjoy perching on branches and defecating on unfortunate victims below.
Feline animals commonly kept as pets. There are many different breeds and varieties.
Computer games that automatically close to the desktop after completing the game.
Games that ask the player whether they are sure about the decision that they have just made.
Crabs in all forms and sizes, not just the giant enemy variety.
These games let players see the credits without needing to play the game first.
Games that have been funded via public monetary contributions.
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.
Dialogue trees are a feature through which the player selects responses from a list of choices, eliciting reactions from NPCs and determining the path of the conversation and story.
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 location that prevents the player from progressing, unless they follow a specific path or perform certain actions.
A dog is an animal, of which there are estimated to be 400 million of in the world. Said to be man's best friend, they naturally appear in many video games.
Content released frequently, every release contains a small portion of a whole story.
A fake glitch is a "glitch" coded into the game, designed to confuse, scare, or amuse the player.
This concept is for games where at least one of the main characters is female.
Cold-blooded aquatic animals that have scales and breathe through gills.
The 2015 Game Developers Choice Awards celebrate the best games of 2014.
A digital distribution platform that focuses on providing DRM-free computer games, both old and new.
Equines that go 'neigh' and tend to eat hay. Some are the stars of motion pictures. The truest of companions to many adventurers.
IGF is the Independent Games Festival, an annual gathering of Indie developers. The term also refers to the associated awards.
The best way to make sure even the stupidest players know that certain people, places, terms, or concepts in a game are important is to highlight those words in the text with different coloured letters, or through the use of bold, italicized, or all-caps text.
“Indie” or “independently developed” games are video games which are developed by a studio without the support of an external publisher.
Games that were funded through Kickstarter.
This concept is for games in which at least one of the main characters is male.
These ideas stick to the one or very few gameplay mechanics or appear very barren but usually try to invoke an emotion from the player.
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