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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.
A rogue character who doesn't obey the law, bandits are known to steal from people for their own selfish gain.
A banker is the owner, operator, and/or teller at a bank.
Winged, usually flying creatures, many of which enjoy perching on branches and defecating on unfortunate victims below.
Bison, also called Buffalo in America are large bovids with shaggy manes and short horns.
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.
A chicken is a small, domesticated flightless bird that can be white, yellow, brown or black. A female is a hen, a male a rooster, and a baby a chick.
A person who herds cattle on ranches. Cowboys are emblematic of the early 19th century in the American southwest, and became conflated with gunslinger types in the public imagination.
Dancing is the movement of a body, usually rhythmic and to some kind of music. A lot of times, it happens between two people and may be romantic.
The main line of distinction between victory or failure in video games, death is the process of a biological being ceasing to be alive.
Sometimes designers add old-school things on purpose to enhance game design. These games tend to be heavily inspired by hardware limitations of older systems. NES, Atari 2600, and early computer platforms (DOS, Commodore 64, MSX, etc...) are common sources of inspiration.
Someone who investigates unsolved crimes and other mysterious happenings, either for a living, as a hobby, or simply by chance.
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.
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.
Missions during which players are tasked with protecting a non-playable character or object from harm until a certain goal is met.
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 device used in many games with vast open worlds, to travel instantaneously from one place to another. It sometime appears in the form of an item or skill.
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.
Not all games are made by dev teams with massive budgets. In fact, some games were made in Adobe Flash before becoming a commercial product.
Bet a little or bet the house. How much you win depends on how much you wager.
Game Over originally appeared in pinball machines, and later, arcade machines. When players lose at a game, it is game over.
A digital distribution platform that focuses on providing DRM-free computer games, both old and new.
A heads-up display is a graphical overlay of vital information used in most modern games.
"Horde" is a type of multiplayer game mode in which players battle co-operatively against increasingly difficult waves of computer-controlled enemies.
Horse riding is mostly used in games to get around from one place to another quicker than you could on foot. They can also sometimes be used in combat or racing.
Equines that go 'neigh' and tend to eat hay. Some are the stars of motion pictures. The truest of companions to many adventurers.
An Iconic concept of video games is the use of an idle animation for the players character, when during gameplay there's no control given. It's an example of emergent game design, and is used as a way to add depth to action characters.
The best way to make sure even the stupidest players know that certain people, places, terms, or concepts in a game are important is to highlight those words in the text with different coloured letters, or through the use of bold, italicized, or all-caps text.
When the title of the game does not appear immediately at the beginning of the game, but rather after the first mission or prologue.
A game where you eventually receive a map of an area. Like in Metroid Prime you have map download stations to get a map outline of the area. This is the same concept in the exploring Castlevania games.
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