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21st Apr '16 9:21:23 PM poi99
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* RomanceGame: A game in which the primary goal is to establish a romantic relationship between the Player Character and one or more of the [=NPCs=].



* RomanceGame: A game in which the primary goal is to establish a romantic relationship between the Player Character and one or more of the [=NPCs=].
21st Apr '16 9:19:52 PM poi99
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* ThirtyDayFreeTrial: Software which you're allowed to use for a fixed, limited amount of time without paying for it. Once that time expires, you must send money to continue using it.


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* ThirtyDayFreeTrial: Software which you're allowed to use for a fixed, limited amount of time without paying for it. Once that time expires, you must send money to continue using it.
29th Feb '16 7:48:32 AM buttonmasher
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** StealthBasedGame: A game in which the player character must hide and sneak through the level while avoiding notice from much more powerful enemies that the player character is cannot take head-on. Sub-genre of an Action-Adventure Game.

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** StealthBasedGame: A game in which the player character must hide and sneak through the level while avoiding notice from much more powerful enemies that the player character is character cannot take head-on. Sub-genre of an Action-Adventure Game.
4th Feb '16 7:18:12 PM hamza678
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** ThirdPersonShooter (3PS/TPS): A game that combines parts of a First Person Shooter, 3D Platform Game and a Beat Em Up. Sub-Genre of an Action Game.

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** ThirdPersonShooter (3PS/TPS): A 3D game that combines parts of a First Person Shooter, 3D Platform Game has the camera looking behind the player character or over their shoulder, and a Beat Em Up.involves the use guns and similar weapons. Sub-Genre of an Action Game.
4th Feb '16 7:10:33 PM hamza678
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*** CuteEmUp: A Shoot Em Up that casts the enemies as cute things such as kittens, candy, fairies, and so on. Sub-genre of an Action Game.



* ArtGame: A game that has DoingItForTheArt as its motto.



* FantasyVideoGames: A game that features magic.



* HorrorVideoGames: A game that exploits the fears of players to cause anxiety, fear, and ultimately thrills.



** MazeGame : A game that takes place in a maze, and the player must either get from one side of the maze to the other, or clear it of every item that won't kill the player.
* MechaGame: A game that focuses on Humongous Mecha for combat.

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** * MazeGame : A game that takes place in a maze, and the player must either get from one side of the maze to the other, or clear it of every item that won't kill the player.
* MechaGame: A game that focuses on Humongous Mecha for combat.
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* MonsSeries: A game involving the use of different creatures to battle.



* ScienceFictionVideoGames: A game that explores a concept that does not exist at the present time, but it someday might.




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!!This is for non-gameplay related genres that include story, characters, and appearance.
* ArtGame: A game that has DoingItForTheArt as its motto.
* CuteEmUp: A Shoot Em Up that casts the enemies as cute things such as kittens, candy, fairies, and so on. Sub-genre of an Action Game.
* FantasyVideoGames: A game that features magic.
* HorrorVideoGames: A game that exploits the fears of players to cause anxiety, fear, and ultimately thrills.
* MechaGame: A game that focuses on HumongousMecha for combat.
* MonsSeries: A game involving the use of different creatures to battle.
* ScienceFictionVideoGames: A game that explores a concept that does not exist at the present time, but it someday might.


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8th Jan '16 1:47:40 PM Josef5678
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* ThirtyDayFreeTrial: Software which you're allowed to use for a fixed, limited amount of time without paying for it. Once that time expires, you must send money to continue using it.



* ThirtyDayFreeTrial: Software which you're allowed to use for a fixed, limited amount of time without paying for it. Once that time expires, you must send money to continue using it.
8th Jan '16 12:18:57 PM MarkLungo
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* {{Shovelware}}: Software that is normally sold in bundles of several products, but it can refer to lowest-common-denominator software in general.

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* {{Shovelware}}: UsefulNotes/{{Shovelware}}: Software that is normally sold in bundles of several products, but it can refer to lowest-common-denominator software in general.



20th Nov '15 1:31:50 PM DragonQuestZ
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* RacingGame: A game in which the player drives a vehicle of some kind and races against either other players or time.
** MascotRacer: Colorful characters use colorful weapons in their races.



** RacingGame: A game in which the player drives a vehicle of some kind and races against either other players or time.
23rd Oct '15 10:01:48 PM Galacton
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** {{Metroidvania}}: A game that combines parts from Adventure Action Games and Platform Games together. Features emphasis on exploring an environment and obtaining skills to explore said environment in greater depth.
** StealthBasedGame: A game in which the player character is too weak to take enemies head-on and must actively hide from them. Sub-genre of an Action-Adventure Game.

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** {{Metroidvania}}: A game that combines parts from Adventure Action Games and Platform Games together. Features emphasis on exploring an interconnected environment and obtaining skills necessary to explore reach new areas of said environment in greater depth.
environment.
** StealthBasedGame: A game in which the player character is too weak to take must hide and sneak through the level while avoiding notice from much more powerful enemies head-on and must actively hide from them.that the player character is cannot take head-on. Sub-genre of an Action-Adventure Game.



** BeatEmUp: A game that has the player character use their fists against a large group of enemies. Sub-genre of an Action Game.
*** {{Hack and Slash}}: A game that has the player character wield primitive, close range melee weaponry, and the goal is to kill as many enemies as possible.

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** PlatformGame (Platformer): A game in which jumping is an important action for navigating the environment. Leaping between platforms of varying heights and over or onto enemy characters forms a large part of the gameplay.
*** CinematicPlatformGame: A Platform Game that portrays itself more realistically.
*** EliminationPlatformer: A game that requires players to use the concept of jumping from one platform to another to clear the entire level of enemies.
*** PuzzlePlatformer: A game that combines parts from Platform Games and Puzzle Games together.
** BeatEmUp: A game that has Sub-genre of Action Game with the player character use their fists fighting primarily with punches and kicks against a against large group hordes of enemies. Sub-genre of an Action Game.
[[{{Mooks}} relatively weaker]] enemies.
*** {{Hack and Slash}}: A game that has BeatEmUp where the player character wield primitive, primarily wields close range melee weaponry, and the goal is to kill as many enemies as possible.like a sword or axe.



** FightingGame: A game that has a martial arts duel. Sub-genre of an Action Game.

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** FightingGame: A game that has a martial arts duel. Sub-genre of an An Action Game.Game that is primarily about one-on-one fights between two (or rarely more) equally skilled opponents.



*** PlatformFighter: A fighting game that has great emphasis on maneuverability on dynamic stages.

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*** PlatformFighter: A fighting game that combined with platform game elements; has great emphasis on maneuverability on dynamic stages.



* PlatformGame (Platformer): A game that is about leaping over or onto enemy characters and between platforms of varying heights.
** CinematicPlatformGame: A Platform Game that portrays itself more realistically.
** EliminationPlatformer: A game that requires players to use the concept of jumping from one platform to another to clear the entire level of enemies.
** PuzzlePlatformer: A game that combines parts from Platform Games and Puzzle Games together.
20th Sep '15 3:50:56 PM Folamh3
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** EnvironmentalNarrativeGame: A story-driven adventure game which emphasizes narrative and exploring a physical location, with very little in the way of interactivity or gameplay challenge. Also known by other labels including "walking simulator", "story exploration game" and "interactive stories".
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