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Abomination: The Nemesis Project is a real-time tactics/action computer game released in 1999.
Action role-playing video games (abbreviated action RPG or ARPG) are a subgenre of role-playing video games.
The action-adventure video game genre includes video games that combine core elements from the action and adventure genres.
The alien invasion or space invasion is a usual part of science fiction stories and film, in which extraterrestrials invade the Earth either to exterminate and supplant human life, enslave it under an intense state, harvest people for food, steal the planet's resources, or destroy the planet altogether.
Aliens is a 1986 American science fiction action film written and directed by James Cameron, produced by Gale Anne Hurd and starring Sigourney Weaver.
ALTAR Games, previously known as ALTAR Interactive, was a Czech video game developer founded in 1997 in Brno.
The Amiga is a family of personal computers introduced by Commodore in 1985.
The Amiga CD32, styled "CD32" and code-named "Spellbound", was the first 32-bit home video game console released in western Europe, Australia, Canada and Brazil.
Android is a mobile operating system developed by Google, based on a modified version of the Linux kernel and other open source software and designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.
Atari, SA (formerly Infogrames Entertainment, SA) is a French holding company headquartered in Paris.
Blue Byte GmbH is a video game developer and publisher based in Düsseldorf.
Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,Martindale, Cyril Charles.
The Christmas season, also called the festive season, or the holiday season (mainly in the U.S. and Canada; often simply called the holidays),, is an annually recurring period recognized in many Western and Western-influenced countries that is generally considered to run from late November to early January.
Christmas Eve is the evening or entire day before Christmas Day, the festival commemorating the birth of Jesus.
Christmas traditions vary from country to country.
Civilization is a series of turn-based strategy video games, its first release in 1991.
Sid Meier's Civilization II is a turn-based strategy video game in the ''Civilization'' series, developed and published by MicroProse.
Sid Meier's Civilization V is a 4X video game in the ''Civilization'' series developed by Firaxis Games.
Codo Technologies was a video game developer founded by Julian Gollop and others, including brother Nick Gollop, continuing the line of sophisticated strategy war games started at their previous company Mythos Games.
The Cold War was a state of geopolitical tension after World War II between powers in the Eastern Bloc (the Soviet Union and its satellite states) and powers in the Western Bloc (the United States, its NATO allies and others).
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.
Day of the Dead is a 1985 American zombie horror film written and directed by George A. Romero and the third film in Romero's Night of the Living Dead series, being preceded by Night of the Living Dead (1968) and Dawn of the Dead (1978).
Diane Duane (born May 18, 1952) is an American science fiction and fantasy author.
DOS is a family of disk operating systems.
Dwarf Fortress (officially called Slaves to Armok: God of Blood Chapter II: Dwarf Fortress) is a part construction and management simulation, part roguelike, indie video game created by Tarn and Zach Adams.
Extraterrestrial life,Where "extraterrestrial" is derived from the Latin extra ("beyond", "not of") and terrestris ("of Earth", "belonging to Earth").
Fantasy Flight Games (FFG) is a game company based in Roseville, Minnesota, United States, that creates and publishes role-playing, board, and card games.
Firaxis Games, Inc. is an American video game developer based in Sparks, Maryland.
First-person shooter (FPS) is a video game genre centered around gun and other weapon-based combat in a first-person perspective; that is, the player experiences the action through the eyes of the protagonist.
Free-to-play (F2P or FtP) video games are games that give players access to a significant portion of their content without paying.
The Game Boy Advance (GBA) is a 32-bit handheld video game console developed, manufactured and marketed by Nintendo as the successor to the Game Boy Color.
GameRankings is a website that collects review scores from both offline and online sources to give an average rating.
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.
Gregory Keyes is an American writer of science fiction and fantasy who has written both original and media-related novels under both the names J. Gregory Keyes and Greg Keyes.
Half-Life 2 (stylized as HλLF-LIFE2) is a first-person shooter video game developed and published by Valve Corporation.
Hasbro, Inc. (an abbreviation of its original name, Hassenfeld Brothers) is an American multinational toy and board game company, It is the largest toy maker in the world in terms of stock market value, and third largest with revenues of approximately $5.12 billion.
Hasbro Interactive was an American video game production and publishing subsidiary of Hasbro, the large game and toy company.
Hothouse Creations was a UK computer game developer, founded in 1996.
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.
Incubation: Time Is Running Out (also known as Incubation: Battle Isle Phase Four) is a turn-based tactics computer game from Blue Byte released in 1997.
An independent video game, or an indie game, is a video game that is often created without the financial support of a publisher, although some games funded by a publisher are still considered "indie".
Intellectual property (IP) is a category of property that includes intangible creations of the human intellect, and primarily encompasses copyrights, patents, and trademarks.
iOS (formerly iPhone OS) is a mobile operating system created and developed by Apple Inc. exclusively for its hardware.
iPad is a line of tablet computers designed, developed and marketed by Apple Inc., which run the iOS mobile operating system.
iPhone is a line of smartphones designed and marketed by Apple Inc. The iPhone line of products use Apple's iOS mobile operating system software.
Irrational Games, LLC (known as 2K Boston, LLC between 2007 and 2009) was an American video game developer founded in 1997 by three former employees of Looking Glass Studios: Ken Levine, Jonathan Chey, and Robert Fermier.
Julian Gollop is a British video game designer and producer specializing in strategy games, who has founded and led Mythos Games, Codo Technologies and Snapshot Games.
Laser Squad is a turn-based tactics video game, originally released for the ZX Spectrum and later for the Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, MSX, Amiga and Atari ST and PC computers between 1988 and 1992.
Laser Squad Nemesis (LSN) is a 2002 multiplayer turn-based tactics video game developed by Codo Technologies for the PC.
Linux is a family of free and open-source software operating systems built around the Linux kernel.
macOS (previously and later) is a series of graphical operating systems developed and marketed by Apple Inc. since 2001.
A man-to-man wargame (also known as a skirmish wargame) is a wargame in which units generally represent single individuals or weapons systems, and are rated not only on weaponry but may also be rated on such facets as morale, perception, skill-at-arms, etc.
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 role-playing games (MMORPGs) are a combination of role-playing video games and massively multiplayer online games in which a very large number of players interact with one another within a virtual world.
Metacritic is a website that aggregates reviews of media products: music albums, video games, films, TV shows, and formerly, books.
A micropayment is a financial transaction involving a very small sum of money and usually one that occurs online.
MicroProse Software Inc. was an American video game publisher and developer founded by "Wild" Bill Stealey and Sid Meier in 1982.
Microsoft Windows is a group of several graphical operating system families, all of which are developed, marketed, and sold by Microsoft.
Minecraft is a sandbox video game created by Swedish game designer Markus Persson, better known as Notch, who later went on to found Mojang, which has since been the developer and publisher of Minecraft.
MS-DOS (acronym for Microsoft Disk Operating System) is an operating system for x86-based personal computers mostly developed by Microsoft.
Mythos Games was a British video game developer company founded by Julian Gollop in 1988 as Target Games and best known for its 1994 strategy game UFO: Enemy Unknown.
is a Japanese corporation that operates game centers and theme parks, but is best known for its previous identity as a video game developer and publisher.
New Year is the time or day at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar's year count increments by one.
New Year's Day, also called simply New Year's or New Year, is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.
In the Gregorian calendar, New Year's Eve (also known as Old Year's Day or Saint Sylvester's Day in many countries), the last day of the year, is on 31 December which is the seventh day of Christmastide.
The open-source model is a decentralized software-development model that encourages open collaboration.
A personal computer (PC) is a multi-purpose computer whose size, capabilities, and price make it feasible for individual use.
Phobos (systematic designation) is the innermost and larger of the two natural satellites of Mars, the other being Deimos.
Phoenix Point is an upcoming strategy video game with turn-based tactical combat that is being developed by Snapshot Games for release in June 2019.
Play-by-mail games, or play-by-post games, are games, of any type, played through postal mail or email.
is a gaming brand that consists of four home video game consoles, as well as a media center, an online service, a line of controllers, two handhelds and a phone, as well as multiple magazines.
The PlayStation (officially abbreviated to PS, and commonly known as the PS1 or its codename, PSX) is a home video game console developed and marketed by Sony Computer Entertainment.
The PlayStation 2 (PS2) is a home video game console that was developed by Sony Computer Entertainment.
The PlayStation 3 (PS3) is a home video game console developed by Sony Computer Entertainment.
The PlayStation 4 (PS4) is an eighth-generation home video game console developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment.
The PlayStation Vita (officially abbreviated PS Vita or Vita) is a handheld game console developed and released by Sony Computer Entertainment.
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.
The Rebelstar games are a series of turn-based tactics video games designed by Julian Gollop.
Rebelstar: Tactical Command is a turn-based tactics video game developed by Codo Technologies and published by Namco for the Game Boy Advance in 2005.
In serial fiction, to reboot means to discard all continuity in an established fictional universe, work, or series in order to recreate its characters, timeline and backstory from the beginning.
Retrofuturism (adjective retrofuturistic or retrofuture) is a trend in the creative arts showing the influence of depictions of the future produced in an earlier era.
Sam Liu is a Chinese American animation director, storyboard artist and character designer.
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.
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.
Simtex was a video game developer established by Steve Barcia in 1988.
Simulation is the imitation of the operation of a real-world process or system.
A space flight simulation game is a genre of flight simulator video games that lets players experience space flight to varying degrees of realism.
A spiritual successor, sometimes called a spiritual sequel, is a successor to a work of fiction which does not build upon the storyline established by a previous work as do most traditional prequels or sequels, yet features many of the same elements, themes, and styles as its source material, thereby resulting in it being related or similar "in spirit" to its predecessor.
Square Enix Limited (formerly Domark Limited and Eidos Interactive Limited), doing business as Square Enix Europe, is a British video game publisher, acting as the European subsidiary of Square Enix.
Steam is a digital distribution platform developed by Valve Corporation, which offers digital rights management (DRM), multiplayer gaming, video streaming and social networking services.
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.
Strategy video game is a video game that focuses on skillful thinking and planning to achieve victory.
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.
A tactical shooter is a subgenre of shooter game that includes both first-person shooting and third-person shooting.
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is an American video game holding company based in New York City.
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified is a science fiction video game in the X-COM series, developed by 2K Marin and was released by 2K Games for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on August 20, 2013 in North America.
The Dreamland Chronicles: Freedom Ridge is an unreleased video game for Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 2 by Mythos Games.
Third-person shooter (TPS) is a subgenre of 3D shooter games in which the player character is visible on-screen during gaming, and the gameplay consists primarily of shooting.
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.
UFO: Afterlight is a 2007 strategy computer game and the third in Altar's UFO series.
UFO: Aftermath is a 2003 turn-based strategy game created by ALTAR Interactive.
UFO: Aftershock is a computer real-time tactical strategy game created by Altar and released in 2005.
UFO: Alien Invasion is a strategy video game in which the player fights aliens that are trying to take control of the Earth.
UFO: Enemy Unknown (marketed as X-COM: UFO Defense in North America) is a science fiction strategy video game developed by Mythos Games and MicroProse.
UFO: Extraterrestrials is a Microsoft Windows game aimed to be a spiritual sequel to the highly acclaimed UFO: Enemy Unknown (retitled X-COM: UFO Defense in North America).
The Unreal Engine is a game engine developed by Epic Games, first showcased in the 1998 first-person shooter game Unreal.
A video game clone is either a video game (or series) which is very similar to or heavily inspired by a previous popular game or series.
A video game developer is a software developer that specializes in video game development – the process and related disciplines of creating video games.
A video game publisher is a company that publishes video games that have been developed either internally by the publisher or externally by a video game developer.
A video game remake is a video game closely adapted from an earlier title, usually for the purpose of modernizing a game for newer hardware and contemporary audiences and is coded from scratch.
Vladimir Nikolaevich Vasilyev (Влади́мир Никола́евич Васи́льев, Володи́мир Микола́йович Васи́льєв) (born August 8, 1967) is a Russian science fiction writer and musician.
A wiki is a website on which users collaboratively modify content and structure directly from the web browser.
X-COM (also X-COM: First Alien Invasion) was part of a budget range video game series released in 1999 by Hasbro Interactive for Windows that relied solely on the Play by mail concept.
X-COM: Alliance is a cancelled video game in the X-COM series.
X-COM: Apocalypse is the third game in the X-COM video game series.
X-COM: Enforcer is the fifth game in the X-COM series, but takes place in a time line separate to that established by the first four games of the series.
X-COM: Genesis was a Windows strategy video game in development in the X-COM series.
X-COM: Interceptor is the fourth main game in the X-COM series, developed and published by MicroProse in 1998.
X-COM: Terror from the Deep is a strategy video game developed and published by MicroProse for the PC in 1995 and for the PlayStation in 1996.
The Xbox 360 is a home video game console developed by Microsoft.
Xbox One is a line of eighth generation home video game consoles developed by Microsoft.
XCOM 2 is a turn-based tactics video game developed by Firaxis Games and published by 2K Games for Microsoft Windows, OS X, and Linux in February 2016, and for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in September 2016.
XCOM 2: War of the Chosen is an expansion pack for the 2016 turn-based tactics video game XCOM 2.
XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a turn-based tactical video game developed by Firaxis Games and published by 2K Games.
XCOM: Enemy Within is an expansion pack for the turn-based tactical video game XCOM: Enemy Unknown.
Xenonauts is a turn-based science fiction video game developed and published as the maiden title of London-based independent game studio Goldhawk Interactive.
Xenonauts 2 is an upcoming turn-based tactics video game developed by Goldhawk Interactive.
2018 has been designated as the third International Year of the Reef by the International Coral Reef Initiative.
2019 (MMXIX) will be a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2019th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 19th year of the 3rd millennium, the 19th year of the 21st century, and the 10th and last year of the 2010s decade.
2K Australia Pty Ltd (formerly Irrational Games Australia Pty. Ltd.) was an Australian video game developer based in Canberra.
2K Games, Inc. is an American video game publisher based in Novato, California.
2K Marin, Inc. is an American video game developer based in Novato, California.
The 3DO Interactive Multiplayer, often called simply the 3DO, is a home video game console platform developed by The 3DO Company.
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