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An AI companion is a computer-controlled ally who follows and aids you through your adventures or who requires your protection. The AI companion's survival is often essential to game and story progression.
Achievements are extra challenges added into video games that sometimes carry a point value or unlock bonus material, and are sometimes solely for bragging rights.
The game automatically saves for you when you reach certain points. Implemented in order to reduce frustration for forgetful savers.
A party that takes place on a beach.
Games featured in itch.io's unprecendentedly massive bundle with 100% of the proceeds going to the NAACP and bail funds for Black Lives Matter protesters.
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.
One of the age-old narrative structures in literature, in which a young protagonist faces conflict that transforms him or her into a mature adult. This is an especially common device in RPGs.
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.
The usage of drugs by the protagonist or NPCs.
A digital distribution platform operated by Epic Games.
This concept is for games where at least one of the main characters is female.
At E3 2013, Microsoft announced their Games with Gold campaign. The campaign offered two downloadable games a month for free for Xbox Live Gold subscribers for a limited number of months. On October 18, 2013, Microsoft stated they were extending the promotion indefinitely.
A digital distribution platform that focuses on providing DRM-free computer games, both old and new.
A feature in some games on the GOG.com service. Unlocked only while using the GOG Galaxy client.
Humans are bipedal, sapient primates capable of abstract reasoning, language, and emotions.
“Indie” or “independently developed” games are video games which are developed by a studio without the support of an external publisher.
Games available on itch.io.
Games with language selection allow the player to choose which language is displayed or spoken in the game.
Loading Screens are specific screens that are displayed while a game is loading resources so that the player has something to distract them while the game loads. Loading Screens can be images, text or even mini-games - and sometimes a combination of all three.
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.
When an achievement is only attainable at a single point in a game, it is considered a missable achievement. If a player has missed such an achievement, then he must replay the entire game in order to get it.
Multiple endings is a term used to describe different outcomes or conclusions to a game based on the previous actions of the player.
Characters controlled by the game for players to interact with, as opposed to player characters which are controlled by whomever is playing the game.
A digital distribution platform owned and operated by EA.
A subscription service from EA for the PC. Similar to EA Access, users pay a monthly fee to gain access to a range of titles published with additional incentives.
Any character you can control in a game is a Player Character (PC), as opposed to a non-player character (NPC), which is a character that can only be controlled by the game.
Trophies are an incentive-based system for the completion of various objective in PS3, Vita, and PS4 titles.
The point in an otherwise nonlinear game where the player can do little else but to progress. Such points are most commonly found just before endgame content.
Referencing a TV show, celebrity, song, trend, historical event, etc. is one of the easiest ways to get a laugh. This can be either a throw-away gag, like the name of an achievement, or the main subject of the game.
Games where players are given material to read; this includes books, newspapers, and emails.
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