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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.
Characters that are described and interact with the character primarily or only via audio (most often through dialogue, but usually also using some audio effects). As opposed to cutscenes which often emulate film, the way aural characters are presented in games often more closely parallels radio dramas and other audio-exclusive media.
Winged, usually flying creatures, many of which enjoy perching on branches and defecating on unfortunate victims below.
Games that are depicted with a predominantly black-and-white appearance, with sequences to this effect, or optional color filters.
Necessary to sustain life in organic creatures, the crimson fluid known as blood tends to make appearances when the body's structure is compromised in some way, a very, very common occurrence in videogames.
In video games, breaking the fourth wall occurs when a game becomes aware of its nature as a game, or when a character directly acknowledges the player.
When a character from an existing media franchise makes a brief appearance in a video game, sometimes without even openly acknowledging their origins.
A visual effect where color channels are deliberately misaligned.
Games with achievements for failing. For the purpose of this concept, any kind of 'achievement' is acceptable - this includes trophies or in-game accomplishments.
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.
Downloadable Content adds new features and content to already-distributed video games via the Internet. Examples include new maps for FPS games, new songs for rhythm games, and new cars for racing games.
The ability to draw or paint in a game, whether as a gameplay mechanic or just a fun bonus.
Life altering and potentially dangerous, drugs come in a large variety of forms. In most games, drugs can have significantly different physical and social effects on video game characters.
An Easter Egg is an intentionally hidden cheat or hidden content in a video game, also known as a "secret".
Electricity is commonly used as a damage-introducing element causing inanimate objects to become harmful (electrified water, floors, cables, etc). It can also refer to a power wielded by characters that generates sparks, is conductive to metal surfaces, forks or branches, and is often blue in color.
Extreme violence pertains to excessive amounts of blood, gore, or violent acts. These include decapitation, mutilation, dismemberment, amputation, defenestration, disembowelment, torture and much more.
First-Person is a vantage point that attempts to simulate looking through a game character's eyes. It is most commonly found in first-person shooters, racing games, and visual novels, and to a lesser extent in other genres, such as RPGs, 3D platformers, and adventure games.
A hand gesture with a long and controversial history.
A Game Jam is a gathering of game developers from various disciplines (Programmers, Artists, Audio Engineers, Writers, et cetera) to develop a game in a short period of time.
The concept of a game referencing another game through mockery, parody or even directly. A game reference to the same franchise does not count.
The sixth annual trade fair, once again held in Cologne, Germany. It takes place between the 13th and the 17th of August, 2014.
A glitch is an action performed within the bounds of a game engine that was not intended by the game's developers. Glitches are often performed by the player, though they can also occur independently.
The Global Game Jam is an annual game jam that takes place worldwide, challenging contestants to create a single, working game within 48 hours based on a theme revealed only at the start of the jam.
A digital distribution platform that focuses on providing DRM-free computer games, both old and new.
Gravity is a physical phenomenon, specifically the mutual attraction between all objects in the universe. In a gaming setting, gravity determines the relationship between the player and the "ground," preventing the player or game objects from flying off into space, and hopefully acting in a predictable/realistic manner.
In some games, either after completing the main game or as part of the game itself, players must replay a harder version of the same level. This is not classified as a different difficulty level, as the levels usually add new mechanics or enemies.
Head Tracking is a concept which allows a game to follow the movement of the players head and change what is displayed on the screen relevant to the players head movements.
A heads-up display is a graphical overlay of vital information used in most modern games.
A digital storefront which donates some of its profits to charity.
Games in which basic tutorial processes are relayed through environmental elements opposed to, or in addition to, text/speech walkthroughs.
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