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A game that uses a mixture of 2D & 3D techniques. Commonly used to describe the use of either 3D graphics restricted to a 2D perceptive, or 2D graphics used to fake the appearance of a 3D perceptive.
A proprietary video codec (.bik/bk2 extension) developed by RAD Game Tools and used in a very large number of video games.
Games that let you choose the path you take through the story-line.
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.
The concept of purchasing media and having it delivered over the internet. No physical representation of this content is given, and although the content resides on the user's hard drive they are typically granted a license to the product, rather than ownership of it.
When the player's actions trigger a change in the game's soundtrack. This adds a cinematic quality to the gameplay.
The twenty-second annual Electronic Entertainment Expo took place June 14-16, 2016 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California.
A punishment where a person or group are sent from their homeland and not allowed to return.
In some video games, when some characters talk, what they say has absolutely no meaning, at least to the player. Whether it has any meaning to the character speaking is another matter entirely.
A digital distribution platform that focuses on providing DRM-free computer games, both old and new.
Graphics in games whether backgrounds or characters that are hand drawn whether using a pen graphics tablet or a scan of a physical drawing.
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.
The ability of a player to interact with items or geometry in the game world, whether for story or gameplay reasons or simply for immersion.
A gameplay mechanic allowing players to store their items and freely carry them around.
A game mechanic where the player's possessions occupy a certain amount of space on a matrix; inventory items can be manually manipulated to fit within the grid.
A digital distribution service built around indie works and their creators.
Games with language selection allow the player to choose which language is displayed or spoken in the game.
The process by which characters reach a new level, gain greater attributes, and learn more abilities. It usually involves earning enough experience points by completing a variety of tasks such as quests or by "farming" such as killing other characters for their experience points.
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.
A system in which the player is allowed to control multiple characters. Most commonly seen in role playing games. Can also be used to describe party systems in the MMORPG genre, which brings a group of players together to accomplish various tasks.
The seventh annual PAX East took place April 22-24, 2016 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, Massachusetts.
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 thirteenth PAX West (formerly known as PAX Prime) took place September 2-5, 2016 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington.
The fourteenth PAX West took place September 1-4, 2017 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington.
The fifteenth PAX West took place August 31-September 3, 2018 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington.
The sixteenth annual PAX West took place August 30-September 2, 2019 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington.
Picking the gender of your character can help immerse you in the game world. Sometimes this leads to different abilities in-game, sometimes it means nothing at all.
The third annual PlayStation Experience took place on December 3-4, 2016 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.
A set of skills and abilities displayed in a branching path. Skills in the tree open up after completing required prerequisites.
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