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Instrumental music, often electronic, that does not follow conventional music structures, instead using various sounds to create a mood. Ambient music can evoke many different feelings in the listener, from tranquility to creeping dread.
A person who travels into space.
The game automatically saves for you when you reach certain points. Implemented in order to reduce frustration for forgetful savers.
Many males, and some females, experience pattern baldness, a gradual loss of hair.
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.
Many Horror and adventure games use blood trails to either signify that something especially violent happened that spot and/or that following it will progress the narrative.
When the protagonist is pursuing someone or something in an effort to kill or capture.
Games that ask the player whether they are sure about the decision that they have just made.
An action that is sensitive to context. Like going up to an object and pushing a button, which would normally perform a different action, to interact with it.
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 sight placed on the HUD used to aim and provide a point of reference to the player when looking and interacting with the game world. Although they often aim weapons, they have a variety of uses and have appeared in many games in many different forms.
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.
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.
A dead end is when a path or road is blocked off, whether intentionally or accidently, and players are forced to turn around.
It's all in the family.
Someone who investigates unsolved crimes and other mysterious happenings, either for a living, as a hobby, or simply by chance.
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.
A location that prevents the player from progressing, unless they follow a specific path or perform certain actions.
Whether it's a section of a game, a mission prelude or just a scary premonition; dreams are a common occurrence within video games.
When the player's actions trigger a change in the game's soundtrack. This adds a cinematic quality to the gameplay.
To elude, escape, or get away from. Some games require you to escape from some people or things to perform some objective or avoid death.
Concept where everything you need isn't always spelled out for you on the map. Sometimes even the map is not there till you go explore it.
A powerful release of energy. This energy is usually expelled in all directions very quickly, typically giving off orange or red flames.
Extreme violence pertains to excessive amounts of blood, gore, or violent acts. These include decapitation, mutilation, dismemberment, amputation, defenestration, disembowelment, torture and much more.
Either through a concealing helmet, keeping the whole game in first person, or using clever camera work, the player character is kept faceless throughout an entire game.
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.
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