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Sometimes, things are just meant to happen the way they do. Usually triggered by a timer, or by the player crossing a checkpoint.
A Secret area is a place hidden that few will find unless they know where to look.
A shadow is an area where direct light from a light source cannot reach due to obstruction by an object.
The skeleton is the framework of the human body.
The phenomenon of time, or at least a character's perception of it, moving more slowly. Bullet time is an enhanced version of slow-mo.
A cloud of fine particles.
Any person that is in an Army.
Sometimes, you want to play games with a real person who's sitting right next to you. These games have you covered.
A gameplay mechanic which allows the player to move faster than the normal speed. Usually for a set amount of time.
The first weapon that is acquired in a game. It's usually a handgun or melee weapon, is unbreakabe and carries unlimited ammunition. It's also the perfect "emergency weapon".
A digital distribution service owned by Valve Corporation. Originally created to distribute Valve's own games, Steam has since become the de facto standard for digital distribution of PC games.
Valve's counterpart to Microsoft's popular achievement system.
Steam Cloud is a built in feature in some Steam games, it synchronizes game saves, settings and other data to the internet for access from any computer that has Steam installed.
Built in feature of some of the Steam games. Saves players high scores online and allows them to be compared to other players scores.
A Steam feature allowing for Steam games purchased on one platform to be downloaded onto any other, be it Windows, Mac or Linux. Steam Play also facilitates cross-platform online play.
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.
A website where you can submit, find, rate, and download new content and modifications for some Steam games.
Usually the room before a boss battle, filled with ammo, health and other goodies for players to stock up on.
The option to display dialog and other information with text on screen.
The act of taking one's own life.
Some games force you to try and survive as long as possible without losing, or tasks you with surviving a certain number of "waves" of enemies before granting you victory.
Enemies that are small, deal relatively low damage, and have low health, but make up for it by attacking in large numbers. Examples include Flood infection forms from Halo, Trites from Doom 3, or Crawlers from Resistance: Fall of Man.
A graphical effect that shows a massive amount of world or is used to give a sense of grand scale.
The ability to move from one area to another instantaneously - typically through some sort of special power or device.
It's the designer's go-to guy. If they want to steer a player in a given direction they'll lock an in game door and force the player to find a way to either unlock it or find an alternate route.
A distinctive song associated with the game (often played during the introduction/end credits). Note: This concept deals just with songs with lyrics, as opposed to instrumental pieces.
Throwing weapons include knives, shurikens, axes, darts or even explosives such as grenades and molotov cocktails.
The concept of a character leaping forwards or backwards in time.
An eye tracking peripheral.
Incredibly grotesque, but incredibly useful.
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