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In game terms alchemy is typically an item creation system. Centuries ago it was the pursuit of changing normal metals into gold, unsuccessfully.
When you have a code number or a password to type to use a device, you have to type the code
A visual effect where color channels are deliberately misaligned.
Games that ask the player whether they are sure about the decision that they have just made.
These games let players see the credits without needing to play the game first.
An optical effect formed by beams of light contrasting against areas of shadow in the atmosphere. They are often simulated in video games through volumetric lighting.
A non-interactive sequence within a game most often used for plot advancement.
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.
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.
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.
The 2013 Game Developers Choice Awards celebrated the best games of 2012.
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.
A gameplay mechanic allowing players to store their items and freely carry them around.
Lens Flare is a dynamic graphical effect that emulates visual artifacts that can appear on an image captured by a camera with a lens. This effect is not limited only to sunlight.
Games that allow the player to choose which level to play next, rather than a fixed linear order.
Puzzles where light beams must be manipulated in certain ways, usually with a series of mirrors. Popular in action-adventure games.
Loading Screens are specific screens that are displayed while a game is loading resources so that the player has something to distract them while the game loads. Loading Screens can be images, text or even mini-games - and sometimes a combination of all three.
Ever since Pac-Man, games have had us navigating mazes.
Options menus give you the option to change anything the game lets you change. Whether you want subtitles or not, sound effects or not, the game to be harder or not, anything you want that the game lets you change, you can change in the options menu.
A portal is a hole in reality connected to another hole in reality, whether magical or scientific in nature, that allows a person to instantly travel incredibly vast distances simply by walking through one.
Puzzles may need to be solved before the player can progress to the next section of the game. Often it may not be clear to players exactly what the puzzle is, or whether the an in-game items needs to be attained before it is even possible to solve it.
Games that allow items to be rotated; this can be used to reveal information about certain objects for the purpose of puzzle solving.
These games are designed to be played by one person, and one person only.
A cloud of fine particles.
The ability to see the world in a different way. Reveals paths, secrets, enemies, among other things.
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.
The ability to move from one area to another instantaneously - typically through some sort of special power or device.
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