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Strategy games which encourage users to eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate.
A scripted random event that may or may not have been intended by the developers. A source of much unintentional comedy & frustration. An example would be the Imperial foresters fighting each other over deer. Another would be a tribe chieftain getting kidnapped by UFO's in Spore.
Adaptation refers to the development of a trait that better enables an individual to thrive in a given environment. In video games, the word is often used to explain radical physiological transformations in characters or the environment.
Extraterrestrials appear in many video games in a variety of styles. Sometimes they're evil, sometimes they're benevolent, and sometimes they're very similar to humans.
Abductions are events in which people, animals, or things are taken by aliens and UFOs for various purposes including experimentation and other unknown reasons.
Ability to play as a non-human or extraterrestrial character.
In games, the player is usually the ambushee, not the ambusher, but certain multiplayer and open-world games give players a chance to try this sneaky tactic themselves.
In many games the player is given the power to harm and or kill creatures. Many games have been brought to spotlight by groups like the rather militant PETA.
Whether making pinatas do the dance of love or breeding two Pokemon together, making fictional creatures make the fictional creature with two backs is a popular game concept.
Artificial Intelligence, or AI, commonly refers to the programmed behaviors of NPCs in a game, whether it's the fact that a soldier takes cover behind a wall in Gears of War, or that townspeople cheer upon your arrival to their village in Fable.
Artificial Life is a video game concept in which beings or creatures are put into the same environment that player is in. Depending on how the player interacts with these virtual creatures (who are programmed with emotions, wants, and needs) and the world around him/her, the Artificial Life will reflect that through their behavior.
Technology based on biology.
The most prestigious awards in the British videogame calender, the BAFTA Video Game Award honour the achievements of the best game developers and their games.
Games that encourage the beating of small and/or defenseless creatures.
Classes are different archetypes and playstyles that players can choose to play their game with.
Character Creation refers to characters created by players themselves, rather than developers.
Cider a Windows compatibility layer optimized for gaming which is a proprietary extension of WINE that enables PC games to run on Intel powered Macs with little or no modification.
The ability to change the color of a character's clothing/armor or even a vehicle's paint with or without the use of an in-game item to do so.
Trading systems allow players to trade items, money and other objects between each other.
An in-game application that allows the user to edit or create new content. Including character customization, items customization, artwork etc...
A notable time delay which ignores the character/player state (like having enough mana) and prevents an ability or action from being done. This concept is common in MMORPGs, but does occur in other genres.
Create-A modes allows the player to create the skate park of their dreams, their own action hero, or the next champion of wrestling.
A special device or game mechanic that summarizes and categorizes newly discovered creatures.
Cross Genre Games take completely different gaming genres and place them together in a single game in an attempt to innovate beyond traditional gaming practices.
Some games let players customize their character (or characters). Degree of customization may vary, with some games simply allowing to choose between different types of clothes, while others provide more detailed tinkering of features such as the distance between a character's eyes or hair color.
Dancing is the movement of a body, usually rhythmic and to some kind of music. A lot of times, it happens between two people and may be romantic.
Environments cycle between day and night, often with effects on other aspects of the game.
When developers and publishers can't resist putting themselves in their games, either in the title or actually within the game itself.
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.
The controversial practice of incorporating "access control technology" into digital media so as to limit what owners of that media can do with it, most commonly for the stated purpose of preventing piracy.
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