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consists of 12 releases.
Released Oct 13, 2008
Games that feature co-operative play for 4 players.
Running at 60 FPS is standard for arcade & PC games, but hardware restrictions of consoles often force developers to aim for lower framerates in order to preserve visual detail or allow greater scale. 3D console games hitting 60 FPS are thus uncommon, though the trend of re-releasing games on newer hardware has technically resulted in more 3D console games hitting 60 FPS.
Achievements are extra challenges added into video games that sometimes carry a point value or unlock bonus material, and are sometimes solely for bragging rights.
Any game where the goal is to constantly moving vertically upward.
In video games, breaking the fourth wall occurs when a game becomes aware of its nature as a game, or when a character directly acknowledges the player.
The act of building something. Using resources to build units, buidlings, structures of any kind.
Cooperative play in games allows humans to play together as a team to accomplish a task. Instead of playing against a human opponent, the team must defeat an AI.
Cooperative Play in some games also means 2 human versus 2 human, this occurs in some Billiards games. (Scotch Doubles / Doubles)
These games let players see the credits without needing to play the game first.
A former digital distribution service for PC, Mac, and Linux games.
Digital distribution method for PC games. Direct2Drive is maintained and owned by Gamefly Digital Inc.
A genre of music defined by its preference for using electronic equipment as instruments in place of traditional ones. Includes Electronica, Electropop, House, Dubstep and Techno styles of music.
A digital distribution platform operated by Epic Games.
Advertisements sometimes appear in game as a spoof on real-life advertisements, or to further envelope the player in the video game world.
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.
The ninth annual Game Developers Choice Awards celebrated the best games of 2008.
GamersGate is a client-free digital distribution service.
Microsoft's PC branch of its Live service. Lends the same functionality as Xbox Live Gold to Games For Windows games including cross-platform compatibility for achievements, friends & messages, downloadable content, and in some cases, multiplayer.
An Xbox 360 and Games for Windows Live feature that lets you purchase and download full Xbox, Xbox 360, and PC games through the Live Marketplace.
Google Play game services is a collection of gaming services for Android, iOS and the web. Features include achievements and multiplayer matchmaking.
Gravity is a physical phenomenon, specifically the mutual attraction between all objects in the universe. In a gaming setting, gravity determines the relationship between the player and the "ground," preventing the player or game objects from flying off into space, and hopefully acting in a predictable/realistic manner.
A digital storefront which donates some of its profits to charity.
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.
The 2009 Interactive Achievement Awards celebrated the best games of 2008.
Small goo balls on the menu screen can be picked up and thrown.
The "Information Superhighway" chapter.
A leaderboard is a way for players of any multi-player game to know where they rank within the game's community.
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.
Some games feature protagonists that are not humanoid in nature. These are creatures that do not have human characteristics (i.e. stand on 2 legs, have 2 arms, a body and a head).
Games that can be played with one hand, typically using only half of a standard controller or only the mouse/keyboard.
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