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Sure, these days have almost every game sporting the newfangled 3D, but way back when, everyone had to live with plain old 2D. 2D, or two dimensions, limit the game to scrolling backgrounds, but some games even now make use of this basic concept.
A boss fight is a culminating challenge that pits the player against one or more enemies representing a greater threat and/or difficulty than those previously faced. These scenarios typically feature unique antagonists.
Video game bosses are usually the main antagonist, and arch nemesis of the main protagonist. In most cases the end of a game is when the main character defeats the final boss.
A style of gameplay where players must navigate a vast stream of projectiles.
A form of game item that is only useable a limited number of times (typically once) before being discarded or destroyed.
Sometimes designers add old-school things on purpose to enhance game design. These games tend to be heavily inspired by hardware limitations of older systems. NES, Atari 2600, and early computer platforms (DOS, Commodore 64, MSX, etc...) are common sources of inspiration.
Games with cover art that imitates game boxes for bygone systems, or recalls a distinctive aesthetic used for cover art in that era.
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.
A game mechanic that adjusts the difficulty of the game automatically during gameplay as a result of the player's performance.
“Indie” or “independently developed” games are video games which are developed by a studio without the support of an external publisher.
Games with language selection allow the player to choose which language is displayed or spoken in the game.
Games that have had an Original Soundtrack album released.
Bonuses that players can equip to their characters to give special abilities or buffs. They are often progressively unlocked by earning experience points.
A concept where the game must be restarted if you are killed. It is a mechanic found in most arcade games, but the term is usually used in reference to the RPG genre where the mechanic is less common, particularly "roguelike" games as well as strategy games such as Fire Emblem or Final Fantasy Tactics where characters die if they are defeated in battle. Often used as a significant plot device.
Pixel art refers to digital images composed of visible pixels, drawn with individual pixel-level intent and precision.
Games with randomly (or rather, procedurally) generated environments create new levels from predetermined pieces each time the game is played.
Roguelike is a sub-genre of role-playing games characterized by the exploration of randomly-generated dungeons and permanent death. These characteristics were featured in the classic computer game Rogue, hence the term "Roguelike".
These games are designed to be played by one person, and one person only.
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 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 game perspective that views the action from above, commonly at a fixed position and/or rotation.
Extra objects, characters, or content in a game that can only be accessed after completing a certain task such as completing the game, or by using cheat codes.
This is a list of PC games which support connecting an Xbox 360 controller to your computer and using it to play the game.
Making console controllers work with Windows, half a year after release and wired only initially.
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