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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.
Adventure Game Studio (AGS) is a freeware tool that can be used to create Sierra and LucasArts-style adventure games.
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.
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.
Feline animals commonly kept as pets. There are many different breeds and varieties.
Games are sometimes divided by chapters, sections, acts, etc.
Computer games that automatically close to the desktop after completing the game.
A non-interactive sequence within a game most often used for plot advancement.
Darkness is used in games to restrict access, increase tension, or just to set a mood. Often the player has access to a light source that can mitigate its effect.
Deadly Gas is used in many games as an obstacle and usually causes the player's health to degenerate over time.
The main line of distinction between victory or failure in video games, death is the process of a biological being ceasing to be alive.
A ruminant mammal with antlers and hooves of the family Cervidae.
A pervasive feeling of sadness, perpetual boredom, or both, which can dramatically affect a person's life.
It's all in the family.
A former digital distribution service for PC, Mac, and Linux games.
When developers and publishers can't resist putting themselves in their games, either in the title or actually within the game itself.
When a prominent character is voiced by a member of the development team. The authors Clive Barker and Harlan Ellison are good examples of this.
Dialogue trees are a feature through which the player selects responses from a list of choices, eliciting reactions from NPCs and determining the path of the conversation and story.
A dog is an animal, of which there are estimated to be 400 million of in the world. Said to be man's best friend, they naturally appear in many video games.
An Easter Egg is an intentionally hidden cheat or hidden content in a video game, also known as a "secret".
A creative way to prevent the player from accessing a certain area, or from leaving the map by swimming or running too far.
The accent of someone traditionally from England. Not to be confused with Welsh or Scottish, which are totally different despite being sometimes referred to as simply "British" accent.
This concept is for games where at least one of the main characters is female.
In games, fire can be an obstacle, a tool, a weapon, or a solution. Just don't play with it...unless you really want to.
Flashbacks take a player into a flashback sequence. Often playable, but not always.
Fog plays an important role in many games. In games like Silent Hill, it's an atmospheric element. In other games, it's artificially added to reduce framerate and draw distances to save memory.
These faucets are functional.
A listing of games that have functional mirrors inside the game. An in-game mirror must display the character as they move in order to qualify.
Toilets that can be used in-game. Neat, but easily abused, which seriously impacts virtual water conservation.
The concept of a game referencing another game through mockery, parody or even directly. A game reference to the same franchise does not count.
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