Glossary

14/07/2015   /   bySebastian  / Categories :  

Explanations on the various games, terms and tools used on this website.

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Anime

  • A Japanese style of art that emphasises¬†proportionally large body aspects and very bright colours.

Ao Oni

  • A Japanese 2.5 dimensional isometric horror and puzzle game, that features a plot involving high-school students investigating a mansion rumored to be haunted by something supernatural. This game had spawned many fan-made versions usually designed with a similar plot.

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Chibi

  • A branch of the anime style of art that puts emphasis on characters with small stature.

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Dr. Lunatic Supreme With Cheese

  • A 2.5 dimensional game that was created by Mike Hommel of Hamumu Software. The gameplay revolves around the concept of worlds, and the game itself has its own unique¬†world editor. This game is also abbreviated as Dr L SWC.

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Hamumu Software

  • A website created and owned by Mike Hommel which features many indie games developed by him. This site has a community and a strict family friendly policy. It can be found at hamumu.com.

heavy-horror

  • An unofficial division of the horror genre. This term was first thought up by Soon Th.. Heavy-horror is characterized by a quick pace in action, many jump-scares, or very nerve-racking scenes and with huge amounts of gore. This term can also be used to describe most horror movies which were filmed from the late 1970s to the present.

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level

  • An enclosed gameplay space that has a specific goal, killing all the spiders in a certain area for instance, that is usually found in arcade and mash’em up type games.

light-horror

  • An unofficial division of the horror genre. This term was first thought up by Soon Th.. Light-horror is characterized by a slow pace in action, rare jump-scares and a small amount of gore. This term can also be used to describe most horror movies which were filmed from the beginning of cinema to the early 1970s.

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mash’em up

  • A gameplay style where killing everything or everyone in a video game (evil spiders or other players for instance) is the goal.

massive multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG)

  • An online role-playing game in which a very large number of people (up to hundreds of thousands of players) participate simultaneously.

meme

  • A humorous image, video, piece of text, etc. that is copied (often with slight variations) and spread rapidly by internet users.

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  • An element of a culture or system of behavior that may be considered to be passed from one individual to another by nongenetic means, especially imitation.

Mike Hommel

  • The sole owner of Hamumu Software who has been an indie game developer for several years.

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Robinson Technologies (RtSoft)

  • A website created and owned by Seth and Akiko Robinson which features many indie games developed by them. This site has a very large community but not too stringent rules. It can be found at rtsoft.com and is known for the infamous MMORPG of Growtopia.

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Seth Robinson

  • The owner of Robinson Technologies who has been an indie game developer for several years.

SlideShare

  • A website that is used to upload presentations and has a few embed features. It’s similar in concept to Youtube, except that instead of dealing in videos it deals in slides.

speedpaint

  • An artwork that is usually done in a time period of thirty minutes to four hours. The process is usually, but not always, recorded and made into a time-lapse.

Soon Th.

  • A friend of Paul Gz. who has contributed a few terms to online culture such as light-horror.

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world, Dr Lunatic Supreme With Cheese

  • A self-contained set of playable Levels, which are in a format known as .dlw. A world can only be played in the same game which it was designed in, which in this case is Dr. Lunatic Supreme With Cheese.

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