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A tour through the meaning of terms and types of games used on the video games industry.

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God game, or God sim, is a prominent branch of RTS where the player is placed in the seat of God or other similar higher power, sometimes as low as city managemnt (Sim City). The main difference ...

Domain: Video games; Category: General gaming

A platformer, or platforming game, is a genre of video game that requires the player to navigate levels by overcoming obstacles and sometimes defeating enemies. The main portion of most platformers ...

Domain: Video games; Category: General gaming

Rhtythm games are games which require the player / players to compete for a high score by hitting timed button presses and holds. In many respects rhythm games can be seen as the grand masterwork of ...

Domain: Video games; Category: General gaming

Although tower defence may be classified under the umbrella of RTS, its gameplay mechanics have evolved such that they are significantly distinguishable. Many tower defence games employ a rail path ...

Domain: Video games; Category: General gaming

Dungeon crawler is a genre of games where the main objective, or at least main gameplay element, is the completion of a tiered dungeon. The word dungeon itself is misleading as it may refer to any ...

Domain: Video games; Category: General gaming

Fighting games, or fighters and previously Beat 'Em Ups, are divided into the two categories 2D fighters and 3D fighters. 2D Fighters are games which take place on a plane, using sprites or 3D ...

Domain: Video games; Category: General gaming

Racing games are split into three categories, Arcade, Battle and Simulation. Arcade racing games are more common and originated in coin-op racing games like Outrun and Initial D. Their gameplay is ...

Domain: Video games; Category: General gaming

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