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Sure, these days have almost every game sporting the newfangled 3D, but way back when, everyone had to live with plain old 2D. 2D, or two dimensions, limit the game to scrolling backgrounds, but some games even now make use of this basic concept.
Running at 60 FPS is standard for arcade & PC games, but hardware restrictions of consoles often force developers to aim for lower framerates in order to preserve visual detail or allow greater scale. 3D console games hitting 60 FPS are thus uncommon, though the trend of re-releasing games on newer hardware has technically resulted in more 3D console games hitting 60 FPS.
The absence of belief in the existence of gods.
Original Knytt is accessible through a hidden path in the credits section.
Games are sometimes divided by chapters, sections, acts, etc.
Sony's official initiative of bundling multiple PlayStation versions of a game into a single purchase/package.
Sony's PS3, PS4 & Vita feature to take a save from the one system to another system and continue playing.
A former digital distribution service for PC, Mac, and Linux games.
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 puzzle where you have to use your surroundings, i.e. "environment" in order to progress.
Fairies appear in many games, usually as a race that will assist players with magic. Fairies are almost exclusively female.
This concept is for games where at least one of the main characters is female.
Flip screen (or flick-screen) describes a way of dividing the game world into fixed screens, displayed one at a time. It's commonly found in 2D platformers, especially prior to the 16-bit era.
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Some games feature end credits that scroll over a playable segment of action.
Jumping puzzles are generally implemented in fast-paced action games as a way to slow down the progress of the player. Failure often results in certain death.
A style of action-adventure gameplay revolving around exploring a labyrinth with the necessity of locating new items and equipment to progress beyond otherwise impassable obstacles. The concept is named for its common usage in the Metroid and Castlevania franchises. While the term most commonly refers to 2D games, it can also refer to 3D games.
The main character is mute, but not a silent protagonist.
Sony Computer Entertainment's cross-platform game engine designed to make it easier for PC developers to make PS3 games. It is used in many notable games such as flower and Shatter.
Games in which the player can directly control a spherical object or creature that rolls along surfaces, such as in Marble Madness. Often the basis of puzzle platformers where the sphere must be guided through an obstacle course.
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The PlayStation TV is a media streaming device based on the PS Vita. It can play many (though not all) Vita game cards, as well as supporting some PSN games and PS4 Remote Play.
Puzzle platformers are platform games where the key aspect involves solving riddles and puzzles, rather than combat.
A gathering of people who believe in the same higher power(s), and follow the rules laid out by the mortals chosen to be their prophets. Video games generally try to shy away from negatively portraying real religions to avoid controversy, however they make ample use of fictional in-game religions.
If a person is made of metal and has circuitry instead of a circulatory system, then their game belongs on this list.
Quests that aren't necessary for game completion. They typically offer side-stories or specific rewards.
Games that have been accepted by Valve through Steam's Greenlight service.
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.
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