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A proprietary video codec (.bik/bk2 extension) developed by RAD Game Tools and used in a very large number of video games.
A Build Queue allows a production unit or structure to immediately build a new unit once the current unit is finished building.
Capitalism is an economic system that supports private property and financial gain.
The Central Intelligence Agency, or CIA, is an arm of the US government devoted to espionage activities. The Agency plays a significant role in plenty of games.
The Cold War is the period of tension between the USA and the Soviet Union that dominated world politics from the 1950s all the way up to the start of the 90s.
Trading systems allow players to trade items, money and other objects between each other.
Communism is an economic and political ideology which seeks to eventually achieve a classless society that promotes equality in racial, social and religious terms.
The act of building something. Using resources to build units, buidlings, structures of any kind.
Law makers and fat cats who will sell the population down the river just to gain more power and money.
The usually self-appointed leader of a region with totalitarian control. Usually will come into power through violence and will stay in power until he dies or is killed.
A game mechanic in which you can interact with another country/civilization. Usually games allow you to declare war, offer peace, trade, etc. using diplomacy.
Games that include a simulated economy which the player(s) can affect.
A form of repeatable side quest, the character gets a job that he usually reports to at a set time. This could be doing deliveries for a shop, making cakes, operating a forklift, or collecting coconuts.
Fascism is a controversial totalitarian, nationalistic political ideology. Within video games, various Fascist regimes are often portrayed as the enemy within the Second World War.
A digital distribution platform that focuses on providing DRM-free computer games, both old and new.
A movement that was popularized in the 1960s; it is typically associated with psychedelic colors, heavy drug use, and spreading the message of peace and freedom.
The 2002 Interactive Achievement Awards celebrated the best games of 2001.
Micromanagement is the act of increasing the efficiency and longevity of units during a battle, or managing equipment, statistics and abilities on an obsessive level.
Armed forces. The arm of government that deals with fighting wars and protecting a nation from external or internal threats
Pregnancy is the term for when a female of a species is carrying a new, developing member of the species within her body.
Main characters in games who hold leadership positions for a nation, world or planet.
A gathering of people who believe in the same higher power(s), and follow the rules laid out by the mortals chosen to be their prophets. Video games generally try to shy away from negatively portraying real religions to avoid controversy, however they make ample use of fictional in-game religions.
How non-playable characters or factions perceive the player character based on their actions or choices in the game world.
One man's terrorist, another's freedom fighter.
Citizens of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, which was a country that emerged after the Civil War in The Russian Empire.
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