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A visual effect where color channels are deliberately misaligned.
The act of bending at the knees from a standing position. Crouching is an essential part of many shooters and platformers, and can be used by players to stay behind cover or avoid incoming projectiles.
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.
The main line of distinction between victory or failure in video games, death is the process of a biological being ceasing to be alive.
Digital Distribution is the concept of purchasing digital media via the internet and having it sent to the user directly via the internet. No physical representation of this content is given but the content resides on the users hard drive and is legally owned by them.
Voice actors don't always get an NPC to represent them. Sometimes voices have no visible speaker.
When actions in a game trigger an unseen narrator to comment on them, as if someone is reading a story as the events happens.
A digital distribution platform operated by Epic Games.
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 First-Person Regain Consciousness is regularly seen in First-Person-Shooters.
A rendering technology using lighting with a larger dynamic range to create more realistic images.
IGF is the Independent Games Festival, an annual gathering of Indie developers. The term also refers to the associated awards.
“Indie” or “independently developed” games are video games which are developed by a studio without the support of an external publisher.
This concept is for games in which at least one of the main characters is male.
Standalone games that originally only existed as mods for other games.
The tenth annual PAX Prime took place August 30-September 2, 2013 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington. It was the first 4-day PAX.
Who needs 2D when we've got 3D? 3D, or 3 dimensions, is what we're used to seeing in almost every game these days, letting us do all sorts of awesome stuff like run in circles!
When the character the player is controlling dies as part of the game's plotline.
Valve Corporation's proprietary game engine that debuted in summer 2004 with Counter-Strike: Source and later that same year with Half-Life 2. It may be worth noting that the first Source game released a full 2 weeks ahead of Counter-Strike, and that was Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines
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 Cloud is a built in feature in some Steam games, it synchronizes game saves, settings and other data to the internet for access from any computer that has Steam installed.
Games that have been accepted by Valve through Steam's Greenlight service.
The option to display dialog and other information with text on screen.
It's the designer's go-to guy. If they want to steer a player in a given direction they'll lock an in game door and force the player to find a way to either unlock it or find an alternate route.
Voice Acting is the art of providing voices for characters in games, television shows, films, radio programs, and other forms of media.
This is a list of PC games which support connecting an Xbox 360 controller to your computer and using it to play the game.
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