Source (game engine)

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Garry's Mod (2006). SiN Episodes (2006). Dark Messiah of Might and Magic (2006). The Ship (2006). Kuma\War (2006). Dystopia (2007). Insurgency: Modern Infantry Combat (2007). Zeno Clash (2009). NeoTokyo (2009). Bloody Good Time (2010). Vindictus (2010). E.Y.E.: Divine Cybermancy (2011). No More Room in Hell (2011). Nuclear Dawn (2011). Postal III (2011). Dino D-Day (2011). Dear Esther (2012). Black Mesa (2012). Tactical Intervention (2013). The Stanley Parable (2013). Blade Symphony (2014). Consortium (2014). Contagion (2014). Insurgency (2014). Titanfall (2014). Fistful of Frags (2014). Portal Stories: Mel (2015). The Beginner's Guide (2015). Infra (2016). Titanfall 2 (2016).

Half-Life 2

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Mods vary in scale, from fan-created levels and weapons, to partial conversions such as Rock 24, Half-Life 2 Substance and SMOD (which modify the storyline and gameplay of the pre-existing game), SourceForts and Garry's Mod (which allow the player to experiment with the physics system in a sandbox mode), to total conversions such as Black Mesa, Dystopia, Zombie Master or Iron Grip: The Oppression, the last of which transforms the game from a first-person shooter into a real-time strategy game. Some mods take place in the Half-Life universe; others in completely original settings.

Rust (video game)

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Within the first two weeks of Rusts alpha release it sold over 150,000 copies, compared to the 34,000 copies of Garry's Mod sold in its first week. Rusts sales had reached one million copies after being an Early Access title for only two months, and during February 2014, it overtook Garry's Mod in terms of sales, making over US$30 million. By the end of 2015, three million copies had been sold. By March 2017, the game had sold more than 5.2 million units, with more than 1.2 million in-game skins sold. After being fully released, Rust garnered "mixed or average" reviews on review aggregator website Metacritic.

Trouble in Terrorist Town

Trouble in Terrorist Town (often abbreviated as TTT) is a user-created game mode for the sandbox physics game Garry's Mod. It was created by Bad King Urgrain, a developer also known for the Half-Life 2 modification Zombie Master. Trouble in Terrorist Town uses Garry's Mod's implementation of the Lua programming language, and heavily relies on game content from Counter-Strike: Source due to the borrowed player character models and weapons. Trouble in Terrorist Town centers on a group of terrorists, a fraction of which are traitors working for an external intelligence agency. It is up to the traitors to kill the terrorists, while the terrorists must try to find and kill the traitors.

Valve Corporation

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Valve Corporation is an American video game developer, publisher and digital distribution company headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. It is the developer of the software distribution platform Steam and the Half-Life, Counter-Strike, Portal, Day of Defeat, Team Fortress, Left 4 Dead, and Dota 2 games.

Microsoft Windows

A study conducted by Kevin Mitnick and marketing communications firm Avantgarde in 2004, found that an unprotected and unpatched Windows XP system with Service Pack 1 lasted only four minutes on the Internet before it was compromised, and an unprotected and also unpatched Windows Server 2003 system was compromised after being connected to the internet for 8 hours. The computer that was running Windows XP Service Pack 2 was not compromised. The AOL National Cyber Security Alliance Online Safety Study of October 2004, determined that 80% of Windows users were infected by at least one spyware/adware product.

Steam (software)

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Subsequent to this patch, games must reach some type of confidence factor based on actual playtime before they can generate trading cards, with players credited for their time played towards receiving trading cards before this metric is met. Valve identified a similar situation in June 2018 with "fake games" that offered large numbers of game achievements without little gameplay aspects, which some users would use to artificially raise their global achievement statistics displayed on their profile.


It also steadily cut the cost of updates from Snow Leopard onwards, before removing upgrade fees altogether from 2013 onwards. Some journalists and third-party software developers have suggested that this decision, while allowing more rapid feature release, meant less opportunity to focus on stability, with no version of OS X recommendable for users requiring stability and performance above new features. Apple's 2015 update, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, was announced to focus specifically on stability and performance improvements.


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Alternatives exist for embedded systems, such as the copyleft BusyBox, and the BSD-licensed Toybox. Widget toolkits are the libraries used to build graphical user interfaces (GUIs) for software applications. Numerous widget toolkits are available, including GTK+ and Clutter developed by the GNOME project, Qt developed by the Qt Project and led by Digia, and Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL) developed primarily by the Enlightenment team. A package management system, such as dpkg and RPM. Alternatively packages can be compiled from binary or source tarballs. User interface programs such as command shells or windowing environments.

Nonlinear gameplay

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A sandbox mode is an option in otherwise goal-oriented games and is distinguished from open-ended games that have no objectives, such as SimCity, and Garry's Mod. Early examples (pre-1983) of nonlinear gameplay include: Colossal Cave Adventure (1976). Zork (1977/1980). MUD1 (1978). Akalabeth (1979). Star Raiders (1979). Superman (1979). Temple of Apshai (1979). Computer Bismarck (1980). Flight Simulator (1979/1980). Mystery House (1980). The Prisoner (1980). Rogue (1980). Adventure (1980). 005 (1981). Bosconian (1981). Castle Wolfenstein (1981). Crush, Crumble and Chomp! (1981). Ultima (1981). Star Warrior (1981). Venture (1981). E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982). Haunted House (1982).

List of best-selling PC games

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This is a list of PC games for personal computers (including Microsoft Windows, macOS, and Linux) that have sold or shipped at least one million copies. If a game was released on multiple platforms, the sales figures listed are only for PC sales. This list is not comprehensive because sales figures are not always publicly available.

List of PC games (G)

The following page is an alphabetical section from the list of PC games.

List of video game developers

This is a list of notable video game companies that have made games for either computers (like PC or Mac), video game consoles, handheld or mobile devices, and includes companies that currently exist as well as now-defunct companies.

List of indie game developers

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This is a list of independent video game developers, individuals or teams which produce indie games but are not owned by or receive significant financial backing from a video game publisher. Independent developers, which can be single individuals, small groups, or large organizations, retain operational control over their organizations and processes. Some self-publish their own games while others work with publishers.

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Riley include Noddy Holder, who became the lead singer of Slade, Adrian Smith (National Hunt racing jockey) and Garry Newman, developer of the game Garry's Mod and owner of Facepunch Studios. Before any of these was a 'beat group' who all attended the school who were on the ATV programme 'Up and Doing' in June 1963. This was the pilot programme for 'For Teenagers Only ' and the 4 lads were one of the first groups in the Midlands to have been on the TV. They were; Anthony Hawkins, Dennis Shaw, Keith Nolan and Eric Thacker.

List of video game designers

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Garry Newman: Garry's Mod. Toshihiro Nishikado: Space Invaders. Tetsuya Nomura: Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts. Yoshiki Okamoto: Street Fighter (series). Henrique Olifiers: My Big Brother, Herois e vampiros, Conquista de Titã. Scott Orr: Madden NFL. Tommy Palm: Candy Crush Saga. Alexey Pajitnov: Tetris. Rob Pardo: World of Warcraft, Warcraft III. David Perry: MDK, Earthworm Jim. Markus Persson: Minecraft. Sandy Petersen: Lightspeed, Doom, Rise of Rome. Simon Phipps: Rick Dangerous, ShadowMan, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Rick Raymer: Clue, Scooby Doo: Mystery of the Fun Park Phantom. Frédérick Raynal: Alone in the Dark, Little Big Adventure, Toy Commander.

List of Linux games

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For a list of all PC titles, see List of PC games.''

List of Unreal Engine games

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This is a list of notable games using a version of the Unreal Engine. The main article on the Unreal Engine gives further details on the engine itself and its versions.

Mod (video gaming)

Examples of famous total conversions include Counter-Strike (1999), whose developers were hired by Valve Software to turn it into a commercial product, Defense of the Ancients (2003), which was the first MOBA to have sponsored tournaments, and Garry's Mod (2004), for which fans created thousands of game modes over its decade-long development. Many popular total conversions are later turned into standalone games, replacing any remaining original assets to allow for commercial sale without copyright infringement. Some of these mods are even approved for sale despite using the IP of the original game, such as Black Mesa.

Combine (Half-Life)

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However, in the game's closing scenes, two Advisors attack Freeman, Alyx and Eli Vance, and kill Eli before being driven off by Dog. The use of sandbox applications like Garry's Mod have allowed for Combine non-player characters to be used in a variety of webcomics and machinima productions. The combine are also referenced in the Portal (video game series). In one webcomic, Concerned, the Combine are portrayed as a highly bureaucratic and often inept organization.

List of video games derived from mods

This is a list of standalone video games that have been ported from a modification of another video game, and/or that are entirely based on a modification of another video game. A game is considered standalone when it does not require the purchase or installation of any other game (including separate engine software such as the Source SDK) in order to run.

Digital distribution

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Garry's Mod ), which were before not commercially feasible. The years after 2004 saw the rise of many digital distribution services on the PC, such as Amazon Digital Services, Desura, GameStop, Games for Windows – Live, Impulse, Steam, Origin, Direct2Drive,, and GamersGate. The offered properties differ significantly: while most of these digital distributors don't allow reselling of bought games, Green Man Gaming allows this. Another example is which has a strict non-DRM policy while most other services allow various (strict or less strict) forms of DRM. Next important thing is that the digital distribution is more eco-friendly than physical.

Open world

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IGN considers Nintendo's Super Mario 64 (1996) revolutionary for its 3D open-ended free-roaming worlds, which had rarely been seen in 3D games before, along with its analog stick controls and camera control.

Indie game

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An independent video game (or 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". Indie games often focus on innovation and rely on digital distribution. Indie gaming saw a rise in mainstream popularity in the latter half of the 2000s, primarily due to new online distribution methods and development tools. Some indie games have been very successful financially, such as Undertale, Braid, World of Goo, and Minecraft.

Puzzle video game

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Puzzle video games make up a unique genre of video games that emphasize puzzle solving. The types of puzzles can test many problem-solving skills including logic, pattern recognition, sequence solving, and word completion. The player may have unlimited time or infinite attempts to solve a puzzle, or there may be a time limit, or simpler puzzles may be made difficult by having to complete them in real time, as in Tetris.