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Name Description

2d-platformer

Play focuses around skillfully jumping to circumvent dangerous obstacles and bottomless pits on a 2-dimensional plane.

4x

Strategy games in which players control empires and "eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate".

action-rpg

Games that combine action-game-style combat, puzzle-solving, and navigation with RPG-style character progression

audio-only

Games that can be played entirely without looking at the screen. Graphics are either designed to help players recognize audio cues, or are absent completely.

beat-'em-up

Games where players progress along a linear path, engaging in melee combat with a large number of enemies. Beat 'em ups usually feature co-op play, and a perspective halfway between side view and top-down view.

block-puzzle

Gameplay centered around matching up colored blocks or completing rows of blocks.

bullet-hell

Shoot-'em-ups in which most of the screen is frequently filled with enemy bullets

classic-arcade

Remakes of 20th century arcade games.

cyberpunk

Any game with typical cliches of the cyberpunk genre; low-life, high-tech. A futuristic setting, with a plot usually revolving around the cities underlife, and some evil corporation.

edutainment

Games designed to educate the player on a specific subject, usually by directly tying game progress to comprehension of the subject.

fangame

Affectionately made sequels to, spin-offs of, or riffs on beloved franchises that aren't officially licensed.

farm-sim

Gameplay centered around farming; planting and harvesting crops, milking cows, shearing sheep, etc.

fighting

Games in which the player controls a character engaged in close combat with a single opponent.

first-person-shooter

Gameplay centered around shooting guns and other ranged weapons with a first-person camera perspective

free

Games that are either "free to play" and financially supported by "in-game purchases", or games that are officially entirely free for at least one platform.

gamemaker

Enables accessible game or level design as a primary focus, or otherwise robustly or interestingly enough to be a truly notable feature.

graphic-adventure

Gameplay focussed on story-telling, exploration, and puzzle-solving, usually with little to no combat or "dexterity-based" gameplay. Also often called "point and click adventure games".

japanese-only

Games that are only available in Japanese.

kinect

Games that require the use of the Kinect 3D camera peripheral

management-sim

Games designed to simulate managing a business or city, usually with an emphasis on finances and the happiness of employees / inhabitants

metroid-like

Gameplay focussed around exploring a large, contiguous map, using collected power-ups as keys to access new areas, usually in a 2D, side-scrolling format. Also often called "Metrovanias".

mmorpg

Massively-multiplayer online roleplaying games, designed to be played online by large numbers of players co-operating and competing with each other.

music-app

Software for making music on game consoles.

open-world

A persistent, continuous environment accessible for exploration, instead of discrete levels or regions.

photography

Gameplay focussed on using an in-game camera to take pictures
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