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Gravity is a physical phenomenon, specifically the mutual attraction between all objects in the universe. In a gaming setting, gravity determines the relationship between the player and the "ground," preventing the player or game objects from flying off into space, and hopefully acting in a predictable/realistic manner.
The ability to manipulate or control gravity in some way.
More commonly known as a "time loop", these games feature events that force the players through the cycle of repeating one (or a few) day(s). This is often presented as the result of time travel or other strange phenomena.
A heads-up display is a graphical overlay of vital information used in most modern games.
Frozen water. Ice can be slippery and it can be fun for ice skating.
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.
A situation where the player-controlled character loses their life immediately. The quickness of that demise is often a stark departure from the balance of power, and sometimes the rules, established by the developers during the rest of the game.
A fictional language and/or script created exclusively for the world in which a game is set, such as Tolkien's Elvish or the language of the Talan in Outcast.
Jellyfish are ocean dwelling animals with a mushroom like top and tentacle like cilia on the bottom. They can be translucent or transparent.
It's arguably the one move that symbolizes the medium to those outside it. The ability to jump, be it onto a building, a platform, or a skull, is one of the all time most important abilities ever put in a video game.
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.
Games with language selection allow the player to choose which language is displayed or spoken in the game.
The player character learns one or more additional languages to their own. This may affect the way the player can interact with or view the game world.
Characters who possess the ability to "fly", but only for a limited time or by gradually descending.
Basically you're given a flashlight and then sent to a dark place.
A game where you eventually receive a map of an area. Like in Metroid Prime you have map download stations to get a map outline of the area. This is the same concept in the exploring Castlevania games.
Somebody wrote or drew a message on the wall, maybe it was in blood, maybe they had a marker handy; but now here you are, reading it.
Some creatures have three or more eyes and tend to be monstrous and frightening.
While most games feature achievements with gamerscore values in multiples of five, not all games do so.
Non-linear level design where the player is able to freely traverse the game world and choose where and when to visit certain areas in the game.
Options menus give you the option to change anything the game lets you change. Whether you want subtitles or not, sound effects or not, the game to be harder or not, anything you want that the game lets you change, you can change in the options menu.
Orbiting is the act of one body following a curved trajectory about another due to gravitational attraction.
The ninth annual PAX East took place April 5-8, 2018 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, Massachusetts. It was the first PAX East to span four days.
The tenth annual PAX East took place March 28-31, 2019 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, Massachusetts. It was the second PAX East to span four days.
The fifteenth PAX West took place August 31-September 3, 2018 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington.
A form of level transition, mainly used in the early 90's. The act of travelling from one planet to another.
Trophies are an incentive-based system for the completion of various objective in PS3, Vita, and PS4 titles.
Who needs 2D when we've got 3D? 3D, or 3 dimensions, is what we're used to seeing in almost every game these days, letting us do all sorts of awesome stuff like run in circles!
A portal is a hole in reality connected to another hole in reality, whether magical or scientific in nature, that allows a person to instantly travel incredibly vast distances simply by walking through one.
A cutscene or conversation that appears after, or during, the credits -- usually as a means to deliver a cliffhanger and/or plot twist.
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