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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.
Necessary to sustain life in organic creatures, the crimson fluid known as blood tends to make appearances when the body's structure is compromised in some way, a very, very common occurrence in videogames.
The main line of distinction between victory or failure in video games, death is the process of a biological being ceasing to be alive.
A gameplay mode that pits two or more players in a fight to the death. John Romero is credited with coining the multiplayer term "deathmatch."
A destructible environment means the player has the ability to destroy his/her surroundings. This allows players to use the environment to their advantage.
Digging is a strategic mechanic of many games. Digging allows the ability to unearth valuables and strategize pathways.
A powerful release of energy. This energy is usually expelled in all directions very quickly, typically giving off orange or red flames.
Freeware games are those which have their full versions legally free to download or otherwise obtain.
A mod is a user-created patch that alters any part of a game, or adds new content to it. At the extreme, "total conversion" mods can change the game so much that an entirely new experience is created.
A two-dimensional image or animation overlaid into a scene. The foundation of early 2D games, making up everything from props to the player-controlled character.
Terrain Deformation is the idea of allowing the geometry of the world to be changed in dynamic, non-scripted ways. For instance, in the game Sacrifice you can cast many spells (like Volcano) which alter the terrain's elevation permanently.
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