Glossary

Achron

Achron

Release date: 2011

Genres: Real-time, Strategy

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux

Publishers: Hazardous Software, Inc.

Achron is a real-time strategy computer game. It is considered to be the first "meta-time strategy game" (Real-time strategy with time travel), notable for being the first game with free-form multiplayer time travel and its themes of concepts like the grandfather paradox. Achron was released on August 29, 2011.

Adventure Capitalist

Adventure Capitalist

Release date: 2014

Genres: Strategy, Simulation

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Apple OSX, Android, Apple IOS

Publishers:

AdVenture Capitalist is a free-to-play incremental video game developed and published by Hyper Hippo Productions. It was first released for browsers and Android in 2014, for iOS (published by Kongregate), Microsoft Windows, OS X, and Linux in 2015, and for PlayStation 4 in 2016. AdVenture Capitalist allows players to live like a capitalist and invest funds into certain products to generate revenue, by starting out with a single lemonade stand. The more revenue generated, the higher the player's …

Al Emmo and the Lost Dutchman's Mine

Al Emmo and the Lost Dutchman's Mine

Release date: 2006

Genres: Adventure

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux

Publishers: Himalaya Studios

Al Emmo and the Lost Dutchman's Mine is an adventure game created by Himalaya Studios for the PC.

Afterparty

Release date: 2019

Genres: Adventure

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, Linux, XBox One

Publishers: Night School Studio

Afterparty is an adventure video game by Night School Studio for macOS, PlayStation 4, Windows, and Xbox One platforms in October 2019 and Nintendo Switch in March 2020. Set in Hell, themed as a college town, the player navigates conversations, outdrinks Satan, and returns two best friends from the afterlife.

Armikrog

Armikrog

Release date: 2015

Genres: Adventure

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Apple OSX, Wii U, XBox One

Publishers: Versus Evil

Armikrog (stylized as Armikrog.) is a stop-motion point-and-click adventure comedy game by Doug TenNapel in partnership with Pencil Test Studios and Versus Evil for Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, PlayStation 4, Wii U and Xbox One. It is a spiritual successor to The Neverhood, and is developed by many members of the same team. Like The Neverhood, Armikrog uses clay animation.

Apotheon

Apotheon

Release date: 2015

Genres: Action, Platform, Role-playing

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Apple OSX

Publishers: Alientrap

Apotheon is an action platformer video game developed and published by Alientrap for Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, and PlayStation 4. The game was released on Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 4 on February 3, 2015 and on OS X and Linux on February 10, 2015. Apotheon is Alientrap's second commercial game and utilizes a unique art style based on ancient Greek pottery, particularly in the black-figure pottery style.

A Short Hike

Release date: 2019

Genres: Adventure

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, Linux

Publishers: adamgryu

A Short Hike is an indie adventure video game developed and published by Canadian designer adamgryu and released on July 30, 2019 for Microsoft Windows, MacOS and Linux. A Nintendo Switch version was released August 18, 2020. The goal of the game is to reach the summit of a mountain known as Hawk Peak to get cellphone reception. It received positive reviews from critics, who praised its relaxing gameplay and flying mechanics, but were disappointed at its short length.

Aztez

Aztez

Release date: 2017

Genres: Strategy, Turn-based

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Apple OSX, Wii U, PS Vita, XBox One

Publishers:

Aztez is a side-scrolling brawler, turn-based strategy video game by Team Colorblind. The player fights through areas within the Aztec empire prior to the Spanish invasion. Team Colorblind, a two-person indie game development team, designed Aztez to play like an arcade game with the action of God of War or Devil May Cry. Aztez was released on August 1, 2017.

Altitude (video game)

Altitude (video game)

Release date: 2009

Genres: Action

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux

Publishers: Nimbly Games

Altitude is a multiplayer 2D aerial combat video game developed by American independent software developers Erik Measure and Karl Sabo. The game was released on May 1, 2009 for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. It became available on Steam on December 4, 2009. It has become a free game in 2014, from the previous 9.99 price.

At the Gates

Release date: 2019

Genres: Strategy

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux, Apple OSX, Apple IOS

Publishers: Conifer Games

At the Gates is a 4X strategy video game by Jon Shafer, the lead designer of Civilization V. Like Civilization V, the game is played on a hex map. Players control a barbarian tribe, and their aim is to accelerate the fall of the Western Roman Empire. The map changes with the seasons, and resources are gradually depleted, forcing the players to migrate their tribe.After realizing he missed being able to work on a video game instead of managing its production, Shafer first announced At the Gate…

A Valley Without Wind

A Valley Without Wind

Release date: 2012

Genres: Action, Adventure

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux

Publishers: Arcen Games

A Valley Without Wind is an indie and action-adventure video game developed by Arcen Games. The game was released on April 24, 2012 for the operating systems Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X on Steam. Players play as a random survivor in an unforgiving world that is shaped by the choices the player makes. The setting of the game is a post-ice-age world in the distant future. On February 18, 2013, a sequel to A Valley Without Wind was released called A Valley Without Wind 2.

Ankh: Heart of Osiris

Ankh: Heart of Osiris

Release date: 2006

Genres: Adventure, Third-person

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux

Publishers: Xider

Ankh: Heart of Osiris (German: Ankh: Herz des Osiris) is the third game in the Ankh series of video games. The game was released in Germany on October 30, 2006, released in France on November 17, 2006. and released in the United Kingdom on May 18, 2007. The development team originally announced that the game would be an expansion pack to Ankh, but later confirmed the game was a pseudo-sequel to the first game.

AM2R

Release date: 2016

Genres: Action, Adventure

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux, Android

Publishers:

AM2R (Another Metroid 2 Remake) is an action-adventure game developed by Argentinian programmer Milton Guasti (also known as DoctorM64) and released in August 2016 for Windows. It is an unofficial remake of the 1991 Game Boy game Metroid II: Return of Samus in the style of Metroid: Zero Mission (2004). As in the original Metroid II, players control bounty hunter Samus Aran, who aims to eradicate the parasitic Metroids. AM2R adds several features, including new graphics and music, new areas and b…

Among the Sleep

Among the Sleep

Release date: 2014

Genres: Action, Adventure, Horror, Survival

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, Linux, Apple OSX, XBox One

Publishers: Krillbite Studio

Among the Sleep is a first-person survival horror action-adventure video game developed by Norwegian developer Krillbite Studio for Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It was released on 29 May 2014 in North America for the PC. The PlayStation 4 version was released on 10 December 2015 whilst the Xbox One version was released on 3 June 2016. A definitive remaster titled Among The Sleep: Enhanced Edition was released for PC on November 2, 2017, and later released for PS4, …

Armello

Armello

Release date: 2015

Genres: Role-playing

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, Linux, XBox One, Android, Apple IOS

Publishers: League of Geeks

Armello is a digital role-playing strategy board game developed by Australian independent game studio League of Geeks as their debut project. Announced as an iPad title in September 2012, the game has been in development since mid-2011, with music by composers Lisa Gerrard and Michael Allen. Between April and May 2014, a successful Kickstarter campaign was started to help fund a port to Steam and GOG.com, as well as stretch goals to bring the game to Android and Windows tablets. The game was cho…

Alien Arena

Release date: 2004

Genres: First-person, Shooter

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux, Apple OSX

Publishers:

Alien Arena (initially CodeRED: Alien Arena) is a free, stand-alone first-person shooter computer game. Begun by COR Entertainment in 2004, the game combines a 1950s-era sci-fi atmosphere with gameplay similar to the Quake, Doom, and Unreal Tournament series. Alien Arena focuses mainly on online multiplayer action, although it does contain single-player matches against bots. Alien Arena has been released for Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, and FreeBSD. While the game's content is proprietary fre…

Allison Road

Allison Road

Release date:

Genres: Horror, Survival

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux, Apple OSX

Publishers:

Allison Road is an unreleased first-person survival horror video game, that was being developed for Linux, Microsoft Windows and OS X by Lilith Ltd and formerly to be published by Team17. It was considered to be a spiritual successor to P.T., the playable teaser for the cancelled video game Silent Hills. Before being funded by Team17, the game's development was fan-based. On 4 June 2016, the Allison Road Twitter account announced the game's cancellation. Two months later, on August 22, 2016 an a…

Ark: Survival Evolved

Ark: Survival Evolved

Release date: 2017

Genres: Action, Adventure, Survival

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Linux

Publishers: Studio Wildcard

Ark: Survival Evolved (stylized as ΛRK) is a 2017 action-adventure survival video game developed by Studio Wildcard, in collaboration with Instinct Games, Efecto Studios, and Virtual Basement. In the game, players must survive being stranded on an island filled with roaming dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, natural hazards, and potentially hostile human players. The game is played from either a third-person or first-person perspective and its open world is navigated on foot or by riding a…

Audiosurf 2

Audiosurf 2

Release date: 2015

Genres: Music, Puzzle

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux, Apple OSX

Publishers:

Audiosurf 2, previously named Audiosurf Air, is a rhythm score attack video game created by Dylan Fitterer, and the sequel to Audiosurf. It was launched on October 2, 2013 for Windows through Steam Early Access, OS X and Linux versions were released on January 9, 2015. The game is Steam Workshop compatible, allowing players to create and share mods for the game. It came out of early access on May 26, 2015.

Axiom Verge

Axiom Verge

Release date: 2015

Genres: Adventure

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, Linux, Wii U, PS Vita, XBox One

Publishers: Thomas Happ Games

Axiom Verge is a Metroidvania video game by American indie developer Thomas Happ. The game was originally released in March 2015 in North America and April 2015 in Europe and Australia for PlayStation 4. It was released in May 2015 for Microsoft Windows, OS X, and Linux. A PlayStation Vita version was released in April 2016. The Wii U and Xbox One versions were released in North America and Europe in September 2016. A Nintendo Switch version was released in October 2017.