Glossary

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   For the game by Caleb Wilson, see Glossary (game).

Contents: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A

Acorn
action
Adrift
adventure game
Adventure International
AGT
AGiliTy
AIF
Alan
alpha-testing
amusing
Archimedes
archive
art show
ask-tell
author
authoring system

B

Babel fish puzzle
backstory
BBC Micro
beta-testing

C

cave crawl
character
choose your own adventure (CYOA)
clue
combinatorial explosion
command
Commodore
compass
compiler
competition
containment 
conversation system
CRPG
cruelty scale
cue
cut-scene
CYOA

D

daemon
darkness
death
default behavior
default response
description
designer
diagnose
dictionary
diegesis
disambiguation
Dungeons and Dragons
dungeon crawl (see cave crawl)

E

Eamon
Easter egg
endgame
ending

F

fake spoiler
feelies
full score
fuse

G

GAGS
game
game file
game world
Generic Adventure Game System (GAGS)
genre
geography
glk
glulx
goals
grammar
grue
guess-the-verb

H

hint 
homebrew parser 
Hugo   
hunger puzzle 

I

immersion
Infocom
Inform
interaction
interactive fiction
interactivity
interactor
interpreter
inventory
inventory management puzzle
Invisiclues

J

K

L

last lousy point
lazy medieval
Level 9
library
library module
light source
linear
location
losing

M

Magnetic Scrolls
map
maze
MDL
menu-based conversation
meta-command
metagame
Microstory
middle game
mimesis
minicomp
MUDs and MOOs
multipath
multiple endings
multiple solutions

N

narrative
narrator
natural language processing (NLP)
navigation
non-player character (NPC)
NPC

O

object
object tree
optimal ending

P

parser
participatory comedy
PC
Phoenix
player
player-character (PC)
plot
prologue
prompt
purple prose
puzzle
puzzleless

Q

quest
quit

R

ractive
rail game
rails, being on
rank
red herring
refusal message
replayability
restart
restore
riddle
rogue-like
role-playing game (RPG)
room
ROY G. BIV
RPG

S

sack object
save
scope
score
sense-passing
session
setting
simulation
simulationist
solution
soup cans 
SPAG
Spectrum
speed-IF
spoiler
status bar
status line
The Status Line
story-driven
story file
sudden death
synonyms

T

TADS
TADS 3 (T3)
terp
text adventure
timed puzzle
timer
Topologika
transcript
traversal
triangle of identities
trigger
turn
two-word parser

U

undo
unreliable narrator
unwinnable
user

V

verb
vile zero error from hell (vzefh)
virtual machine

W

walkthrough
winnable
winning
world

X

xyzzy

Y

Z

z-code
z-machine
ZIL