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The action game is a video game genre that emphasizes physical challenges, including hand–eye coordination and reaction-time.
Advance Wars, released in Japan as is a turn-based tactics video game developed for the Game Boy Advance by Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo.
Age of Empires is a series of historical real-time strategy video games, originally developed by Ensemble Studios and published by Microsoft Studios.
Alan Emrich is best known as a writer about and designer of video games, who coined the term "4X", contributed to the design of Master of Orion and Master of Orion 3, and wrote strategy guides for video games.
Alternate history or alternative history (Commonwealth English), sometimes abbreviated as AH, is a genre of fiction consisting of stories in which one or more historical events occur differently.
Artificial intelligence (AI, also machine intelligence, MI) is intelligence demonstrated by machines, in contrast to the natural intelligence (NI) displayed by humans and other animals.
Avalon Hill Games Inc. is a game company that specializes in wargames and strategic board games.
BASIC (an acronym for Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code) is a family of general-purpose, high-level programming languages whose design philosophy emphasizes ease of use.
Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. is an American video game developer and publisher based in Irvine, California, and is a subsidiary of the American company Activision Blizzard.
A board game is a tabletop game that involves counters or moved or placed on a pre-marked surface or "board", according to a set of rules.
is a 1983 action-strategy role-playing video game developed by Kōji Sumii (住井浩司) and released by ASCII for the Sharp X1 computer, followed by ports to the MSX, FM-7, NEC PC-6001, NEC PC-8801 and NEC PC-9801 computer platforms, as well as an altered version released for the Family Computer console and later the Virtual Console service.
In strategy computer games, of both the turn-based and real-time varieties, a build order is a linear pattern of production, research, and resource management aimed at achieving a specific and specialized goal.
A campaign setting is usually a fictional world which serves as a setting for a role-playing game or wargame campaign.
Chess is a two-player strategy board game played on a chessboard, a checkered gameboard with 64 squares arranged in an 8×8 grid.
A chess opening or simply an opening refers to the initial moves of a chess game.
Chris Taylor is a video game designer and entrepreneur most famous for developing Total Annihilation and the Dungeon Siege series and for founding Gas Powered Games.
Civilization is a series of turn-based strategy video games, its first release in 1991.
Sid Meier's Civilization is the first in a series of turn-based "4X"-type strategy video game created by Sid Meier and Bruce Shelley for MicroProse in 1991.
Sid Meier's Civilization III is the third installment of the Sid Meier's Civilization turn-based strategy video game series.
Clash of Clans is a freemium mobile strategy video game developed and published by Finnish game developer Supercell.
Close Combat is the name of a series of real-time tactical (RTT) computer games by Atomic Games.
Command & Conquer (C&C) is a real-time strategy (RTS) video game franchise, first developed by Westwood Studios.
Computer Bismarck is a computer wargame developed and published by Strategic Simulations, Inc. (SSI) in 1980.
Computer Gaming World (CGW) was an American computer game magazine published between 1981 and 2006.
Construction and management simulation (CMS) is a type of simulation game in which players build, expand or manage fictional communities or projects with limited resources.
Crash was a magazine dedicated to the ZX Spectrum home computer.
The Creative Assembly Limited, doing business as Creative Assembly, is a British video game developer based in Horsham, founded in 1987 by Tim Ansell.
Creative Computing was one of the earliest magazines covering the microcomputer revolution.
A cutscene or event scene (sometimes in-game cinematic or in-game movie) is a sequence in a video game that is not interactive, breaking up the gameplay.
Cytron Masters is a real-time strategy computer game by Dan Bunten released for the Apple II in July or August 1982.
Danielle Bunten Berry (February 19, 1949 – July 3, 1998), born Daniel Paul Bunten, and also known as Dan Bunten, was an American game designer and programmer, known for the 1983 game M.U.L.E. (one of the first influential multiplayer games), and 1984's The Seven Cities of Gold.
Defense of the Ancients (DotA) is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) mod for the video game Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and its expansion, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne.
Diplomacy is a strategic board game created by Allan B. Calhamer in 1954 and released commercially in 1959.
Don Daglow (born circa 1953) is an American computer game and video game designer, programmer and producer.
Dota 2 is a free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) video game developed and published by Valve Corporation.
Dreamlords is a massively multiplayer online real-time strategy (MMORTS) game, developed by Lockpick Entertainment.
Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty (titled Dune II: Battle for Arrakis in Europe and Dune: The Battle for Arrakis for the North American Mega Drive/Genesis port respectively) is a real-time strategy ''Dune'' video game developed by Westwood Studios and released by Virgin Games in December 1992.
An empire is defined as "an aggregate of nations or people ruled over by an emperor or other powerful sovereign or government, usually a territory of greater extent than a kingdom, as the former British Empire, Spanish Empire, Portuguese Empire, French Empire, Persian Empire, Russian Empire, German Empire, Abbasid Empire, Umayyad Empire, Byzantine Empire, Ottoman Empire, or Roman Empire".
Empire: Total War is a turn-based strategy and real-time tactics computer game developed by Creative Assembly and published by Sega.
Ensemble Studios was a video game developer initially established in 1995 as an independent company by Tony Goodman, Rick Goodman, Bruce Shelley, Brian Sullivan and John Boog-Scott, and was acquired by Microsoft in 2001 and operated as an internal studio until 2009, when its development capabilities was officially disbanded, now it operates as support.
Epidemic! is a real-time strategy game in which the player stands in control of a world on the brink of extinction.
eSports (also known as electronic sports, esports, e-sports, competitive (video) gaming, professional (video) gaming, or pro gaming) are a form of competition using video games.
Fantasy is a genre of speculative fiction set in a fictional universe, often without any locations, events, or people referencing the real world.
is a tactical role-playing game developed and published by Squaresoft (later changed to Square and now Square Enix) for the Sony PlayStation video game console.
Fire Emblem is a tactical role-playing game franchise developed by Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo.
The fog of war (Nebel des Krieges) is the uncertainty in situational awareness experienced by participants in military operations.
Gameplay is the specific way in which players interact with a game, and in particular with video games.
GameSpot is a video gaming website that provides news, reviews, previews, downloads, and other information on video games.
GameSpy was a provider of online multiplayer and matchmaking middleware for video games.
Gamezebo is a website that focuses on editorial coverage of the mobile gaming industry, offering interviews, reviews, previews, strategy guides, and news.
Genre is any form or type of communication in any mode (written, spoken, digital, artistic, etc.) with socially-agreed upon conventions developed over time.
Go is an abstract strategy board game for two players, in which the aim is to surround more territory than the opponent.
The Golden Joystick Awards, also known as the People's Gaming Awards, is a video game award ceremony; it awards the best video games of the year, as voted for originally by the British general public, but can now be voted on by anyone online.
Grand strategy or high strategy comprises the "purposeful employment of all instruments of power available to a security community".
A grand strategy wargame is a wargame that places focus on grand strategy: military strategy at the level of movement and use of an entire nation state or empire's resources.
Might & Magic Heroes (formerly Heroes of Might and Magic) is a series of video games originally created and developed by Jon Van Caneghem through New World Computing.
Heroes of the Storm (HotS) is a multiplayer online battle arena video game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment for Microsoft Windows and macOS that was released on June 2, 2015.
Herzog Zwei is a real-time strategy video game developed by Technosoft and published by Sega for the Sega Genesis.
This history by period summarizes significant eras in the history of the world, from the ancient world to the present day.
Hogs of War is a turn-based tactics video game developed by Infogrames Sheffield House and published by Infogrames, released for the PlayStation in 2000 for Europe on 6 June and North America on 29 September, and later for Microsoft Windows in Europe only on 3 November 2000.
Icehouse pieces, or Icehouse Pyramids, Treehouse pieces, Treehouse Pyramids and officially Looney Pyramids, are nestable and stackable pyramid-shaped gaming pieces and a game system.
IGN (formerly Imagine Games Network) is an American video game and entertainment media company operated by IGN Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Ziff Davis wholly owned by j2 Global.
Jagged Alliance is a tactical role-playing game released in 1995 for MS-DOS and in 2009 for Nintendo DS.
Koei Co., Ltd. was a Japanese video game publisher, developer, and distributor founded in 1978.
Kure Software Koubou (呉ソフトウェア工房), or KSK, is a Japanese game development company founded in 1985 that creates games for many platforms, but focusing mostly on home computers.
League of Legends (abbreviated LoL) is a multiplayer online battle arena video game developed and published by Riot Games for Microsoft Windows and macOS.
This is a comprehensive index of real-time strategy video games, sorted chronologically.
The Magnavox Odyssey is the first commercial home video game console.
Making History: The Calm & The Storm is a World War II grand strategy computer game released in March 2007 by developer Muzzy Lane.
A massively multiplayer online game (MMOG, or more commonly, MMO) is an online game with large numbers of players, typically from hundreds to thousands, on the same server.
Massively multiplayer online real-time strategy game (MMORTS) mixes the genres of real-time strategy and massively multiplayer online games, possibly in the form of web browser-based games, in which a very large number of players interact with one another within a virtual world.
Master of Orion (MoO or MOO) is a turn-based, 4X science fiction computer strategy game released in 1993 by MicroProse on the MS-DOS and Mac OS operating systems.
Medieval II: Total War, the indirect sequel to 2002's Medieval: Total War and the fourth game in the Total War series from Creative Assembly, is a game of turn-based strategic rounds and real-time tactically-oriented battles, released on 10 November 2006 for Windows.
In business management, micromanagement is a management style whereby a manager closely observes and/or controls the work of his/her subordinates or employees.
Micromanagement in gaming is the handling of detailed gameplay elements by the player.
MicroProse Software Inc. was an American video game publisher and developer founded by "Wild" Bill Stealey and Sid Meier in 1982.
In the history of Europe, the Middle Ages (or Medieval Period) lasted from the 5th to the 15th century.
Military doctrine is the expression of how military forces contribute to campaigns, major operations, battles, and engagements.
Military strategy is a set of ideas implemented by military organizations to pursue desired strategic goals.
Military tactics encompasses the art of organising and employing fighting forces on or near the battlefield.
A mobile game is a video game played on a feature phone, smartphone/tablet, smartwatch, PDA, portable media player or graphing calculator.
A multiplayer video game is a video game in which more than one person can play in the same game environment at the same time, either locally or over the internet.
The Napoleonic era is a period in the history of France and Europe.
Naval strategy is the planning and conduct of war at sea, the naval equivalent of military strategy on land.
is a series of turn-based grand strategy role-playing simulation video games.
The open-source model is a decentralized software-development model that encourages open collaboration.
In the field of military theory, the operational level of war (also called the operational art, as derived from оперативное искусство, or the operational warfare) represents the level of command that connects the details of tactics with the goals of strategy.
PC games, also known as computer games or personal computer games, are video games played on a personal computer rather than a dedicated video game console or arcade machine.
A persistent world or persistent state world (PSW) is a virtual world which, by the definition by Richard Bartle, "continues to exist and develop internally even when there are no people interacting with it".
Pocket Tanks is a 1–2 player computer game by Michael P. Welch from Blitwise Productions.
A puzzle is a game, problem, or toy that tests a person's ingenuity or knowledge.
Randomness is the lack of pattern or predictability in events.
Reach for the Stars is a science fiction strategy video game.
Real-time strategy (RTS) is a subgenre of strategy video games where the game does not progress incrementally in turns.
Real-time tactics or RTT(Article at IGN discussing their perception of RTS and related genres as of 2006. RTT is discussed as a new and not yet established genre from the publisher's perspective, so currently all RTT possible titles are still considered RTS.) is a subgenre of tactical wargames played in real-time simulating the considerations and circumstances of operational warfare and military tactics.
Risk is a strategy board game of diplomacy, conflict and conquest for two to six players.
A role-playing video game (commonly referred to as simply a role-playing game or an RPG as well as a computer role-playing game or a CRPG) is a video game genre where the player controls the actions of a character (and/or several party members) immersed in some well-defined world.
is a series of turn-based tactical role-playing simulation grand strategy wargames produced by Koei.
A round-robin tournament (or all-play-all tournament) is a competition in which each contestant meets all other contestants in turn.
In video games, rushing is a battle tactic similar to the blitzkrieg or the human wave attack tactics in real-world ground warfare, in which speed and surprise are used to overwhelm an enemy's ability to wage war, usually before the enemy is able to achieve an effective buildup of sizable defensive and/or expansionist capabilities.
Saga is a massively multiplayer online real-time strategy game.
Science fiction (often shortened to Sci-Fi or SF) is a genre of speculative fiction, typically dealing with imaginative concepts such as advanced science and technology, spaceflight, time travel, and extraterrestrial life.
Scorched 3D is a free and open source artillery game modeled after the MS-DOS game Scorched Earth.
Shattered Galaxy is a massively multiplayer online real-time strategy game (MMORTS) that was released in 2001 by KRU Interactive., now known as Nexon Inc, after an extensive open beta period.
Shogun: Total War is a turn-based strategy and real-time tactics video game developed by The Creative Assembly and published by Electronic Arts for Microsoft Windows personal computers.
Sidney K. Meier (born February 24, 1954) is a Canadian-American programmer, designer, and producer of several strategy video games and simulation video games, including the Civilization series.
A simulation video game describes a diverse super-category of video games, generally designed to closely simulate real world activities.
A single-player video game is a video game where input from only one player is expected throughout the course of the gaming session.
Smite is a free-to-play, third-person multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) video game developed and published by Hi-Rez Studios for Microsoft Windows, macOS, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Soren Johnson is a video game designer and programmer.
In video games, spawning is the live creation of a character, item or mob.
StarCraft is a military science fiction media franchise, created by Chris Metzen and James Phinney and owned by Blizzard Entertainment.
Stonkers is an early real-time strategy game.
Strategic Simulations, Inc. (SSI) was a video game developer and publisher with over 100 titles to its credit since its founding in 1979.
Strategic Studies Group, commonly known as SSG, is an Australian software development company that makes primarily strategy wargames.
A strategy game or strategic game is a game (e.g. video or board game) in which the players' uncoerced, and often autonomous decision-making skills have a high significance in determining the outcome.
Supercell Oy (commonly known as simply Supercell) is a mobile game development company based in Helsinki, Finland.
Supreme Commander is a real-time strategy video game designed by Chris Taylor and developed by his company, Gas Powered Games.
Tactical role-playing games (abbreviated as TRPG) are a genre of video game which incorporates elements of traditional role-playing video games with that of tactical games, emphasizing tactics rather than high-level strategy.
Tactical wargames are a type of wargame that models military conflict at a tactical level, i.e. units range from individual vehicles and squads to platoons or companies.
A tank is an armoured fighting vehicle designed for front-line combat, with heavy firepower, strong armour, tracks and a powerful engine providing good battlefield maneuverability.
In strategy computer games, a technology, tech, or research tree is a hierarchical visual representation of the possible sequences of upgrades a player can take (most often through the act of research).
Usually used in reference to a computer application, a text-based application is one whose primary input and output are based on text rather than graphics or sound.
The Ancient Art of War is a computer game designed by Dave and Barry Murry, developed by Evryware, and originally published by Brøderbund in 1984.
The Lords of Midnight is an epic fantasy video game combining aspects of war games and graphic adventures, written by Mike Singleton and originally released in 1984 for the.
The Wall Street Journal is a U.S. business-focused, English-language international daily newspaper based in New York City.
In warfare, a theater or theatre (see spelling differences) is an area or place in which important military events occur or are progressing.
Total Annihilation is a real-time strategy video game created by Cavedog Entertainment, a sub-division of Humongous Entertainment, and released on September 30, 1997 by GT Interactive for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS.
Total War is a series of strategy games developed by The Creative Assembly for personal computers.
A turn-based strategy (TBS) game is a strategy game (usually some type of wargame, especially a strategic-level wargame) where players take turns when playing.
Turn-based tactics (TBT), or tactical turn-based (TTB), is a computer and video game genre of strategy video games that through stop-action simulates the considerations and circumstances of operational warfare and military tactics in generally small-scale confrontations as opposed to more strategic considerations of turn-based strategy (TBS) games.
In video and other games, the passage of time must be handled in a way that players find fair and easy to understand.
Turtling is a gameplay strategy that emphasizes heavy defense, with little or no offense.
Utopia is a 1981 strategy video game by Don Daglow released for the Intellivision and Mattel Aquarius.
Valve Corporation is an American video game developer and digital distribution company headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.
A video game is an electronic game that involves interaction with a user interface to generate visual feedback on a video device such as a TV screen or computer monitor.
Video game design is the process of designing the content and rules of a video game in the pre-production stage and designing the gameplay, environment, storyline, and characters in the production stage.
A video game genre is a classification assigned to a video game based on its gameplay interaction rather than visual or narrative differences.
Warcraft is a franchise of video games, novels, and other media created by Blizzard Entertainment.
Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos is a high fantasy real-time strategy video game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment, and was released in July 2002.
A wargame (also war game) is a strategy game that deals with military operations of various types, real or fictional.
Warhammer: Dark Omen is a fantasy real-time tactical wargame based upon the Warhammer Fantasy Battle table-top game and figurines, and is the sequel to the 1996 game Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat.
The Wars series, also known as in Japan, Advance Wars in the West, and occasionally Nintendo Wars as a whole, is a series of military turn-based tactics video games, usually developed by Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo.
Westwood Studios, Inc. was an American video game developer, based in Las Vegas, Nevada.
World in Conflict is a 2007 real-time strategy (RTS) video game developed by the Swedish video game company Massive Entertainment and published by Vivendi Games for Microsoft Windows.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.
Worms is a series of artillery tactical computer games developed by British company Team17.
X-COM (sometimes stylized as X-Com) is a science fiction video game franchise featuring an elite international organization tasked with countering alien invasions of Earth.
1976 has several new titles such as Road Race, Night Driver and Heavyweight Champ.
1977 has several new titles such as Space Wars and Zork.
1979 has seen many sequels and prequels in video games and several new titles such as Galaxian, Warrior and Asteroids.
1UP.com was an American entertainment website that focused on video games.
4X is a genre of strategy-based video and board games in which players control an empire and "eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate".
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